Angel delight for kids’ organisation

Honorary Chief Executive Officer Barbara Connors-Fowler of Angels of the North with Kath Nixon of Out of Sight.

Honorary Chief Executive Officer Barbara Connors-Fowler of Angels of the North with Kath Nixon of Out of Sight.

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An organisation supporting blind and visually impaired children has received financial help from a charity.

Whitley Bay-based umbrella charity Angels of the North has presented a cheque of £1,000 for Out of Sight.

The group arranges and finances a wide range of activities for visually-impaired and blind children and parents/carers including rock climbing, zip wiring, hydro pool swimming, animal petting, visits to the theatre and river cruises on the Tyne.

Angels’ honorary chief executive Barbara Connors-Fowler said: “I know from my own professional work experience it is often difficult for a parent or carer to find activities in the community that are suitable for the needs of a blind or visually impaired child.”

Out of Sight founder Kath Nixon said every penny raised goes directly to help the visually impaired and blind children, up to the age of 18.

“The outings that we arrange can be very expensive,” she added.

Out of Sight relies on donations, fundraising and community support. More information can be found on the fundraising website www.justgiving.com/outofsight/ sponsored by Angels of the North.