£69,000 donated

A charity which improves the quality of life of blind and partially sighted people across Cheshire has received a grant from the Steve Morgan Foundation.

Chester and District Federation for the Blind has been awarded a three-year grant of £69,000 which will contribute to funding the role of a Business Development Manager who will help develop the business side of the charity, all profits being used to maintain and extend their services.

The charity, whose central office is based in Ellesmere Port, was first registered back in 2009, and has provided support to hundreds of people in the local community ever since.

Their aim is to improve the quality of life for people who are blind and partially sighted by combatting social isolation.

This is achieved by putting on a wide variety of activities such as bowling or cinema club, singing sessions, holidays, outings, and also other areas such as IT training as well as providing transport.

The Steve Morgan Foundation had previously funded the Chester and District Federation for the Blind with a grant for an Outreach Worker.