Staff step out to raise awareness of charity’s work

Centre manager Helen Farrow with those taking part in the Tynemouth Blind Welfare Society sponsored walk.'Picture by Jane Coltman
Centre manager Helen Farrow with those taking part in the Tynemouth Blind Welfare Society sponsored walk.'Picture by Jane Coltman

Volunteers stepped out to help raise awareness of sight loss.

Tynemouth Blind Welfare Society held a sponsored walk along Tynemouth seafront to raise awareness of the work and the difficulties people who are blind or have sight issues have.

Being Sainsbury’s Local Tynemouth Charity Partner has been extremely beneficial for our day centre

Helen Farrow, centre manager

The charity, which supports blind and visually impaired adults in the borough, has been chosen to be Sainsbury’s Local Tynemouth Charity Partner for 2015.

Sainsbury’s staff joined society members in a sponsored walk from Tynemouth Blue Reef Aquarium along the sea front to The Grand 
Hotel, wearing simulation specs and blindfolds.

Helen Farrow, centre manager, said: “Being Sainsbury’s Local Tynemouth Charity Partner has been extremely beneficial for our day centre.

“As well as store collections and raffles, the staff at Sainsbury’s are giving their time to help at our garden fete.

“We are very grateful 
to Ian and his team for 
their support.”