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Sight loss support group in Lichfield seeking for volunteers

A Lichfield-based support group for people with sight loss is seeking volunteers.

The Macular Society is appealing for anyone living locally who would be willing to give up some of their time to assist at the group’s meetings.

 The Lichfield Macular Support Group meets on the first Friday of every month, from 10.30am-12.30pm, at Beacon Park Village on Lower Sandford Street.

It is one of more than 400 groups of its kind in the UK offering information, encouragement and friendship to people who are affected by macular disease.

The group will hold its next meeting on 1st March. 

Amanda Read, the Macular Society’s regional manager, said: “The Lichfield group provides a real lifeline for people living locally with sight loss.

“The peer support offered by the groups is absolutely vital – it’s incredibly reassuring for people to know that there are others who truly understand their situation. 

“With around 300 people in the UK being diagnosed with macular disease every day, the existence of our support groups has never been more important.

“No prior experience of macular disease is needed – just excellent organisational skills, lots of enthusiasm and a passion for helping to make a difference to peoples’ lives.  

“Support will be available for all new volunteers as they learn their new roles, from myself and our services and volunteering team. If you have some free time and would be willing to help out, we would love to hear from you.” 

For more information about the Lichfield Macular Support Group, call Amanda on 01453 755 803 or 07432 700 478, or email

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