The Eye Fund “Fractured Vision” exhibition was a huge success.
Pieces of art work were shown by the Fine Arts BA Course at Wirral Metropolitan College. Members of Ashville Lodge, home of The Wirral Society of the Blind and Partially Sighted, Simon’s sister, Helen, and Jacob’s friend, Tim. The whole reason for the exhibition was Simon. 12 of his newly chosen designs were also shown.
At the champagne opening, performed by Mike McCartney, the Eye Fund Patron, Carol and Paul presented a cheque for £9000 to Dr Deborah Broadbent and Jayne Bradley from St Paul’s Eye Hospital, Liverpool, to start a brand new counselling service.
A computer with Dolphin software, which can be used by blind and partially sighted people was also presented to Sharon Bentley funded by The Eye Fund. Sharon is losing her sight and this computer will enable her to carry on with her studies.
The LFC signed shield was won by John Sedgewick, who immediately gave it to Neil from the Wirral Society of the Blind and Partially Sighted (he is an avid Liverpool lunatic).
The Sherry family were present in force and the evening closed with a toast to Simon by Phil.
The week long exhibition raised £1000. Lots more help for people like Simon!!!
This is what it’s all about.
Carol & Paul Sherry
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