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Our May charity of the Month is the Huntingdonshire Society for the Blind

HCR104fm is proud to announce that our Charity of the Month for May is the Huntingdonshire Society for the Blind.

Hunts Blind, as the Society is affectionately known locally, is an independent charity which supports visually impaired members of all ages living throughout Huntingdonshire.  It provides accurate information & advice; support with benefits applications, Blue Badge and bus pass applications; social activities; visual aids; advice on information technology, providing support to members with a befriending service which offers home visits and a ring-around service.

2022 marks the centenary of the Society, where the charity celebrates 100 years of helping people with sight loss. In 1922 Alberta Montagu, the 9th Countess of Sandwich founded the Society, since then Hunts Blind has been there for people with sight loss and those around them. With recent services, new technologies and their amazing staff, volunteers and supporters, they are ready to for the next 100.

The Society has a range of monthly social groups, Huntingdon, St Neots, St Ives and Ramsey, the Social Activity Co-ordinator arranges monthly entertainment from live music, games, cream teas to specialist speakers. The Society also provides smaller interest groups from a walking group, theatre group, book group, arts and crafts and technology group. Volunteer drivers will collect those members who do not have transportation themselves to the clubs and return them back home afterwards.

The Society has a small charity shop which welcomes donations alongside a well-equipped resource room from which a wide range of talking and visual aids that can be demonstrated and purchased.  Talking button clocks, magnifiers and lighting are just three examples of the many useful items kept in stock.

But most of all, the friendly staff are always on hand if advice or reassurance is needed by the members and there is very much an atmosphere of family about the place.

If you would like more information about the Huntingdonshire Society for the Blind then please do make contact on 01480 453438 or email info@huntsblind.co.uk