Sight Support Ryedale aims to positively affect the lives of partially sighted and blind people in Ryedale by enabling them to take part in activities which sighted people may take for granted, to provide opportunities for friendship and peer support, to offer information and resources, and to represent their views.
FRIENDS OF SIGHT SUPPORTWe are now ready – with your help – to develop a 'Friends' group with the aim of increasing our fundraising activities. The Friends would discuss ideas for raising funds, and then organise the chosen events. The launch meeting will be held at The Yard, 11 Market Place, Malton, at 7.30pm on 1st April. If you might be interested in getting involved, please let us know. In the years ahead, we need to become more self-sufficient in our fundraising so that we can not only continue with our current programme, but also increase the support for members. We hope that community fundraising activities organised by the Friends of Sight Support would be an enjoyable way of making this happen.
Welcome to Sight Support Ryedale
We are an independent charity offering support to anyone in the Ryedale area of North Yorkshire who has a serious sight problem. We make available a network of support, activities and friendship to help counter the social, emotional and practical problems that living with sight loss can bring. We have a thriving and active membership, supported by over 30 volunteers.
The charity has been helping people with visual impairment since 1994, and now provides a wide range of support and activities, including fortnightly social groups, information and advice, excursions, an annual escorted holiday, walking group, Yoga sessions, book group, computer training, and supply or loan of aids and equipment.
We aim for high user-involvement in the running of our charity, with members and volunteers playing a vital and much-appreciated role on our management committees.
Our users say:
- "As you lose your sight, you find that you can't do many of the things that you used to enjoy. Sight Support Ryedale has helped me back into the mainstream of life, and makes me feel that there is still life even after sight loss."
- "Losing your sight can be a lonely and depressing thing. My In-Touch group gives me a community of friends who understand."