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Colin Cure

It’s behind you!

Funnily enough, that was about the only cliché that was not used in the Pantomime that we arranged an outing to in late December. There were plenty of cheers and boos and sing-along. The children certainly had a great time and, I think, the adults did too.

I enjoyed that and the several Christmas lunches that I was kindly invited to by some of our groups for sight impaired people. Once again, it was lovely to see the group members enjoying the festive cheer. Our groups provide a very warm friendly atmosphere and are particularly welcoming to new members. There is a group in most areas of the county, so, if you are interested in seeing whether it would suit you, please do give us a call.

I do hope that you had a good Christmas and New Year. I’d like to begin the year, by asking those of you who are not already members of OAB to please consider joining. You can find out more about OAB membership on page 9 of this newsletter. As I mentioned in the last newsletter, this year we are looking into a suitable change of name – one that expresses clearly that we are there for anyone who has a sight impairment and not just people who are registered blind.

We’ve received a lot of support for the idea and are keen to continue to seek people’s opinions. If you would like to contribute to the discussion, could you please join us on Monday 19th March at 11am to 12.30pm here at OAB. Tea and biscuits will be available.

I’d like to sign off by thanking everyone who gave their kind help to us last year. Your support for our Christmas Appeal was marvellous, raising over £4,000 in total. We know that without the support of so many people, we could not provide the services that we do.

With best wishes, Colin.