On Friday 22nd September Somerset Sight ran their very first ‘Dining in the Dark’ Event at the Somerset County Cricket Ground.
The novel social event kicked off with pre-dinner drinks, guests were then blind folded and led to their table. It was the first of its kind in the county and gave guests a unique insight into the challenges that visually impaired people face on a daily basis.
Guests were treated to a three course dinner plus a thought-provoking and inspiring talk by Jack Watling, a 25 year old war correspondent who is visually impaired.
The event was generously sponsored by Cranmers Optometrists in Minehead and Bailhache Solicitors in Taunton.
3000 sight impaired people and their families rely on the support of Somerset Sight a year. We are dependent on fundraising, donations and legacies to continue to provide our vital services. We are absolutely thrilled with this event. The money will be used to fund services like our Resource Centre, where sight impaired people can access the equipment they need, our outings for families with visually impaired children and our social and activity groups.
It was an absolutely fantastic evening and all our thanks to all 162 guests who attended and everyone who supported before and during the event. We have raised a fantastic £5,800 and can't wait until the next one!
Photographs of the evening are available to purchase with 50% of proceeds coming to Somerset Sight. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like the link.