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Change the life of a blind person in Arun

Monica Cook (left) and Amy Few of charity 4Sight during a recruitment drive at Dove Lodge in Beach Road, Littlehampton

Monica Cook (left) and Amy Few of charity 4Sight during a recruitment drive at Dove Lodge in Beach Road, Littlehampton

A GOOD cause which helps brighten the lives of blind people in the Arun area is appealing for more volunteers to swell its ranks.

4Sight, which offers support for the visually impaired, is urging people to become part-time drivers for its Kitchen Klub.

The group offers blind people the chance to cook nutritious meals in a safe and friendly environment.

Although it is based in Victoria Drive, Bognor Regis, 4Sight is looking for drivers to collect people from east Arun, which includes the Littlehampton and Arundel areas.

The sessions are held monthly on a Wednesday, from 10am to about 12.30pm. People being picked up would be asked to pay £2.50 each towards the volunteer expenses. Drivers will be welcome to participate in the session if they wish and lunch will be provided.

The charity is also seeking to find a co-ordinator to organise its regular activity sessions. No particular skills are required, just a passion for a hobby or activity that others can enjoy with the aim of combating social isolation, providing friendship, company and stimulation while helping people to improve their communication and social skills following sight loss or other age-related health issues.

For further information about this and the other volunteering roles, contact Volunteer Now! by calling, 01243 864220, emailing volunteernow@vaac.org.uk, or by logging onto its website at www.vaac.org.uk

Alternatively, follow the organisation on Twitter @2VolunteerNow.

Other volunteering roles in the Gazette area this week include:

The Royal Voluntary Service is looking for people to join its Good Neighbours volunteer scheme.

The project aims to offer a helping hand to older people at home, with tasks ranging from carrying out welfare checks, post office or prescription collections to helping with the shopping or being a friendly face to chat to.

The service is also appealing for people to join its community meals on wheels support network, which delivers food to older people in their homes.

Training will be provided, with out-of-pocket expenses being offered.

Voluntary Action Arun and Chichester is seeking new recruits to become well-being supporters and workplace champions.

The role would see applicants helping to motivate those trying to improve their health, either through better eating habits or quitting smoking.

 

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