Smiles all round as members of long established Burnley group are able to meet in person for first time since start of pandemic

The smiles say it all as a long established group is able to meet in person for the first time in 18 months as covid restrictions ease.

Thursday, 7th October 2021, 12:30 pm

There are around 40 members of the Burnley and District Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired who meet every Wednesday at the Vanguard Centre off Burnham Gate.

Sessions are from 1pm to 5pm and a team of 10 volunteers organise games and activities for members. The society also throws parties at Christmas and Easter.

Established in 1962, the society is an independent charity, not affiliated to any other groups and is a lifeline for many who are collected and taken home after the meeting by volunteers.

Members of the Burnley and District Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired are all set for a game of Play Your Cards Right

Secretary Mark Procter said: "Many of our members have not left their homes in the past 18 months so it is fantastic that we are now able to get things back to normal."

Anyone who would like more information about the group is asked to contact Mark on 07902192066.

Members of the Burnley and District Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired have got together in person for the first time in 18 months.
Tea and a chat for members of Burnley and District Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired who are now able to meet in person for the first time since the start of Covid-19