This section of our website is dedicated to saying a big thank you to those who have support us financially, so that we can continue to deliver and increase our services to Hertfordshire residents. Vision loss is predicted to increase across the County in coming years and with your generous support we can be there to help meet the increasing need for our services. We do receive some funding from Hertfordshire County Council and of course we are grateful for that, however we need raise about 80% of our annual service delivery costs through donations, grants, and legacies.
We thank all those who have donated to our charity, below you can read about some of the more recent donations:
HCF (Herts Community Foundation Press Release) 2nd May 2017:
“Herts Vision Loss, formally Hertfordshire Society for the Blind, has received a significant boost thanks to a grant of £5,000 from Hertfordshire Community Foundation. The funds will help the charity provide in-home counselling services to empower and support people with visual impairment or blindness.
Joanna Carter, Chief Executive Officer for Herts Vision Loss said; “Until now we have been unable to provide counselling to help those who cannot access transport to our centres or who are too isolated or fearful of leaving the house. This money, alongside other funding, will help cover the costs of running an in-home counselling service specifically targeted at those who are house bound but who would benefit from counselling aimed at addressing fear, isolation and depression. It also helps people come to terms with the devastating effects of sight loss. With thanks to our generous funders, we can help these people improve their well-being, reduce their social isolation and perhaps work up to going out to social groups, events or do their own shopping.”
Jonathan Aves, Foundation Director for Hertfordshire Community Foundation said; “We are very pleased to be able to provide this funding to Herts Vision Loss. The project helps people when they are at their most vulnerable and going through very difficult adjustments. Counselling can help them to feel more comfortable and confident, ultimately improving their overall quality of life, which is essentially what the Foundation is all about.”
For more information on how to apply for a grant from Hertfordshire Community Foundation, make a donation or to find out more visit www.hertscf.org.uk or call 01707 251 351″
The original article can be found by clicking HERE.
Thank you to the Interact Club at the Astley Cooper School in Hemel Hempstead
The Club recently held a series of events which resulted in a very generous £1200 donation in support of our work. They held a quiz, an open evening, a disco and even ran a half marathon in support of our cause, wonderful stuff…go Astley Cooper!
All the staff at Herts Vision Loss are very appreciative of their donation. Donations like this really help us to deliver our core services to people experiencing vision loss in Herts. You can read more about their pro-active Interact Club here: http://www.astleycooper.herts.sch.uk/page/?pid=231