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Donation to help sight impaired

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Sight Support Ryedale has been handed a £2,500 donation, thanks to the Earl Fitzwilliam Charitable Trust.

Janice Every, Chief Officer of the organisation which is based on Yorkersgate, Malton, said: “The funds are very welcome to help finance an escorted tour for our members, who might otherwise have no possibility of taking a holiday.”

The holiday will be taken at an Action for Blind People hotel in Weston-Super-Mare in the summer.

“Most of us take for granted being able to go on holiday, but for many sight impaired people, especially those who are elderly and live on their own, taking a holiday is not possible without assistance,” said Janice. “Getting out and about becomes very challenging with sight loss, particularly in our rural area. We would like to thank the Fitzwilliam Malton Estate for its generous donation, which will help towards an activity which will give such a boost to many local sight impaired people.”

 

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