Macclesfield Eye Society held its well-attended annual Vision Day recently at Macclesfield Town Hall, joined by local MP, David Rutley.
Vision Day is an important opportunity for residents in and around Macclesfield to find out more about the support and services that are available across Cheshire East from local charities, as well as organisations and businesses providing sight loss equipment and practical support in the local area. Over 100 attendees visited throughout the day, with exhibitors from a range of local charities on hand to provide sight loss advice and workshops, presentations, demonstrations of visual impairment aids and equipment.
As well as Macclesfield Eye Society, exhibitors included: the Royal National Institute for the Blind; the Macular Society; and Macclesfield Citizens Advice Bureau. David took the opportunity to visit a number of the stands and speak with the service users and charity representatives about the day-to-day challenges faced by visually impaired people and the practical support available to assist them. He was particularly impressed by how modern technology can provide practical solutions for people with visual impairments.
This was the fourth annual Vision Day, and it is becoming a firm fixture in the local Macclesfield calendar. As well as David's attendance, the exhibition was joined by the Mayor of Cheshire East, Cllr Arthur Moran, and the Mayor of Macclesfield, Cllr Beverley Dooley.
Speaking after his visit, David said, "Vision Day is a vital opportunity for local residents in communities around Macclesfield to find out more about what support and services are available in our area. It was clear that those attending found the range of workshops and presentations helpful and informative. I thank Macclesfield Eye Society for all its hard work in organising this well-attended event, and look forward to continuing to support its vital work in the months ahead."