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Seven days a week for sight helpline

SIGHTLINE Vision, the charity that supports visually impaired people, has been awarded a £192,000 grant from the Big Lottery Fund.The money will allow the charity to extend its evening helpline – currently Thursday to Monday – into a seven day a week service.Sightline co-ordinator Eileen Green, who is registered blind herself, said: “The Lottery funding success will enable us to offer our service on a daily basis to the many people who need our help throughout the region..“Sight loss can obviously be very traumatic to the person involved, and to the family and friends around them. Our service can help people through a very difficult period.” “This support can range from offering a listening ear and a befriending service to signposting callers to other organisations that can help them,” said Eileen.New volunteers are also now needed by the charity.n Sightline helpline: 0800 587 2252.

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