Bury Society for Blind & Partially Sighted People is set to look much better thanks to the support of organisations such as the East Lancs Masonic Charity.

Having been based in Tenterden Street near to Bury Town Hall, for seven years, the Society recently decided that an upgrade on the premises was required.  An application was made to two local banks for funding to be able to carry out the building work, and the Society also put in a bid to the ELMC for support in carrying out the decorating following the completion of the building work.

The aim of Bury Society for Blind & Partially Sighted is to enhance the quality of life for all visually impaired people in Bury and the surrounding areas.  The charity works with any adult who has some form of sight loss and currently has over 1,000 people on their database.  Jill Logan, the CEO of the Society, explained that the Charity aims to provide care at every stage of a client’s journey, from initial diagnosis at the hospital, clarifying what is happening to a client, right through to a comprehensive package of rehabilitation with specialist equipment and support.  Anyone who is living with sight loss, or their family and friends, can contact the Society for further information by phoning 0161 763 7014 or visit the Centre to view items of specialist and adapted equipment for visually impaired people.  Jill is always looking for volunteer supporters and she can be contacted on the same phone number.

 Bury District Charity Steward Steve Clark visited the society’s headquarters where Jill explained the nature of the building work and received a cheque from the ELMC for £500. Jill said “We are embarking on a large refurbishment project and the contribution from the ELMC is gratefully received.  I hope you are now able to visualise how useful the kind donation from the East Lancs Masonic Charity will be and be aware of the difference your donation will make to enhancing the service provided for people living with sight loss in and near Bury.”