Birthday cheque from Liz
Liz Gore aged 73 from Workshop has delivered a welcome funding boost to My Sight Bassetlaw, which recently celebrated its 1st birthday, by swimming 30 lengths of her local pool to raise £340.
I swim every day
Liz said: “I swim every week at South Forest Leisure Complex and I couldn’t have done it without the help of the staff there, they’re brilliant and support everyone regardless of their disability.
“I usually take a breather between lengths so I was a bit dubious about swimming all 30 lengths without a break, but the whole leisure centre came out in force to encourage me, which really helped.
My Sight Bassetlaw is really great!
“My Sight Bassetlaw is a great; I go to the social group once a fortnight and I love it! Everyone’s really friendly and we get up to all sorts of interesting things. I’ve stroked birds of prey, I enjoy art activities and meals out.
“Getting out and about can be frightening for people who can’t see and My Sight Bassetlaw is a lifeline, helps people get out of the house and meet others in a similar situation. I’m very happy I could do something to mark its 1st birthday and to say thank you for the good work they do in our area.”
Proud of what Liz has achieved
Danny Du Heaume, Hub Coordinator at My Sight Notts said: “My Sight Bassetlaw is a Big Lottery funded hub, set up 12 months ago by My Sight Nottinghamshire, which is celebrating 175 years of support for the county’s blind and partially sighted community. We’re really proud of what Liz has achieved and very grateful to her for helping to raise funds for our social group. Well done Liz you’re an inspiration to us all!”