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Westfield Health’s donation boosts charity’s campaign

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A state-of-the-art facility designed to help blind and partially sighted people in Sheffield has received a £25,000 boost from Westfield Health.


The Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind (SRSB) is hoping to raise £400,000 to equip and operate the new facility that is currently being built on Mappin Street, Sheffield.


The SRSB provides support and care for almost 3,000 blind and partially sighted people of all ages, across Sheffield.


Sue Coggin, SRSB Fundraising and Marketing Manager says: “We are extremely grateful to Westfield for their generous donation. It has given our fundraising efforts a huge boost, taking us one step closer to our goal of £400,000. More than 100 people start to lose their sight every day, so the charity needs to expand its services in order to cope with these increased numbers. Our new centre will provide a fresh and exciting facility offering a wide range of services to help and care for blind and partially sighted people in Sheffield.”


The Mappin Street centre will house an IT Training Room, a health and beauty room, a library and a domestic training area, which aims to encourage clients to eat well and cook for themselves.


Graham Moore of Westfield Health says: “The Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind is a lifeline for many people who are blind or partially sighted across the city. The new facility on Mappin Street will provide them with an excellent base where they can socialise and learn new skills under one roof. We are delighted to have been able to help them with their appeal and wish them the best of luck for the future.”

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