OUR CENTENARY APPEAL
Friday the 15th September, saw us hold our first event to celebrate 100 years of community service, by hosting a full day and evening of celebrations. During the day we had numerous stands, equipment displays, and activities showcasing our history and how we have supported people with sight loss over the past 100 years to stay independent. In the evening a buffet tea was enjoyed by many of our service users, volunteers, staff and those who support the society. Followed by the launch of the Centenary Appeal by David Carter, Society President. The ambition of the appeal is to raise £100,000 for the charity in the next year, with all the money raised going straight into improving our services and increasing the support we give to both our service users and volunteers. Over the next 12 months we will be holding a range of events including our much loved raffles and coffee mornings, so keep an eye out for upcoming events that you can get involved with!
We are now going into March and with all your donations and help, we are doing our best to reach the target. We have had various raffles, events, and store collections, with many more booked throughout the coming year, as well as many wonderful donations. Thank you!
We have recently drawn the winners for our Midsummers Centenary Raffle, and are overwhelmed with all the support we have received not just from our members but from the public, whether it be taking part or donating a prize. A huge thank you to everyone who took part – we raised a fantastic £1348.00. Enjoy your winnings!
For more articles and pictures of the Event;
http://www.granthamjournal.co.uk/news/grantham-meeting-celebrates-blind-society-s-centenary-as-appeal-launched-to-raise-100-000-1-8156101 A huge thank you to our Volunteer Marion Ellis for writing and submitting this article!