The Wimborne and East Dorset Macular Support Group has been boosted after being chosen by the Waitrose store in Wimborne town centre as one of its Community Matters charities for June. Steph Roberts, the store’s Community Matters champion, presented a cheque for £396 to group leader Jackie Counter, which will hopefully be used to help the group replace its current sound system with brand-new equipment.
Jackie Counter, leader of the support group, said, “We’re really grateful to all the staff and customers at Waitrose for their generosity.
“Imagine what it would be like if you couldn’t see your loved ones faces clearly any more, read your favourite book or see the colours in your garden very well? That’s what people with macular degeneration have to face on a daily basis.
“With that in mind, it’s really important that we have a good quality sound system for use at our meetings, particularly as we have quite a few older members and guest speakers coming in to talk to the group.”
The Wimborne and East Dorset Macular Support Group meets on the last Thursday of every month (excluding August and December), from 10am-12pm at Wimborne Community Learning & Resource Centre, 41-44 King Street, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 1EB (entry via the King Street car park entrance). It is one of more than 350 macular support groups in the UK, which are run by local people in partnership with leading sight loss charity the Macular Society.
The groups offer information, encouragement and friendship to people with macular disease.
For more information call the Macular Society’s helpline on 0300 3030 111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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