A York charity facing increasing demand is asking for the city to get behind it this Lent.
Sight loss charity MySight York is asking people to give something up during Lent – whether it’s booze or chocolate – and donate the money they save to the charity.
Chief executive Scott Jobson said: “It’s tough for us at the moment. Increasing numbers of people in York are living with sight loss and, during the pandemic, many people experienced changes to their sight.
“We’re seeing a lot of demand for our services – people wanting to try out equipment, join our support groups and try out activities.”
The 1,700 members of the charity are asking people to give something up during Lent – whether it’s booze or chocolate – and donate the money they save to the charity.
The average household spend £916 on alcohol and £325 on chocolate each year. Lent starts tomorrow (Wednesday 2 March) and end on the 16 April.
A £25 donation to MySight York is enough to fund an appointment for someone recently diagnose with sight loss which will provide them with practical and emotional support and details of all the services which can help.
You can donate on the charity’s JustGiving page here.