On Friday 6th April we ran a special event at Frogmary Green Farm for visually impaired children and their families. The group of children enjoyed a packed day of fun activities and getting to know each other. They enjoyed felting, a nature walk, baking, crafting, an Easter egg hunt, and gardening.
Sally Moran who lives in Sampford Arundel near Wellington came with her daughter Poppy. ‘Thank you for a brilliant day on Friday’ said Sally ‘we all had such a great time and it was so well organised and in a good space for Poppy. It was lovely to see her interacting with the other children, such a positive experience for everyone. Thank you.’
Paula Martin, a council foster carer, from near Bridgwater said ‘it was a great day. Thanks so much Somerset Sight for organising it. We all really enjoyed it.’
Somerset Sight is now able to run regular events for children and their families thanks to a grant from BBC Children In Need.
Holly Sutton who organises the children’s activities for Somerset Sight said ‘many people believe that sight problems only affect the older generation. However this is not the case, some of our members were born visually impaired or blind, and others lost their sight in their childhood or in their 20s. We are so thrilled to be offering activities to children as well as adults. The event was such fun; it was lovely to see the children enjoying themselves, the facilities at Frogmary Green Farm are excellent. We had a great day.’
If you have a visually impaired child and would like know more about these activities please call Holly on 01823 366147 or email her here.
The charity is also on the lookout for volunteers to help support all their activities and services. To find out more about these opportunities please go to www.somersetsight.org.uk or call the team on 01823 333818.