I'm running my first ever 10K on Monday 6th May 2019 for iSight Cornwall and I'll be extremely grateful for any help towards reaching my goal!
Over 22,000 people in Cornwall are living with visual impairment and iSightCornwall is dedicated to transforming the lives of anyone who is affected by sight loss.
One of the main reasons I want to raise money and awareness for iSightCornwall is because of their genuine, personal interest in the support they provide. Visual impairment has affected my family for generations, and over the last few years my Grandma has struggled with eye conditions including Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma, and retinal detachment. Experiencing sight loss can be traumatic and overwhelming, but iSightCornwall ensures that there is always someone there to provide information and emotional support every step of the way.
The team at iSightCornwall has been an incredible help to my Grandma as an individual, and to all of us as a family. Simple things such as accompanying us during hospital visits and keeping up to date with her condition, as well as providing her with different hand-held magnifiers as her eyes change have made a huge difference to my Grandma's everyday life and wellbeing.
They provide a wide range of services, including an extensive selection of affordable gadgets and assistive technology, a variety of community and social events, and specialist advice about Low Vision aids and benefits applications. From the staff and volunteers at the hospital eye clinics to the brilliant team working in their Truro shop, everyone at iSightCornwall is happy to give advice, provide support, or even just have a friendly chat with anyone who uses their services.
No donation is too small, so please help me raise money and awareness for this incredible charity by giving whatever you can and spreading the word!
We are the first centre of resource for all in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly who are affected by sight loss, whatever their age, circumstance or condition.We care passionately about helping anyone living with a visual impairment and have done ever since our foundation in 1856 when the charity supported Cornish miners. We are ready and willing to afford them support and encouragement to lead active, independent, and involved lives, at home, in the workplace, in their education, and by no means least, in their social lives.