Henshaws staff meet with HRH The Earl of Wessex

Henshaws staff members were invited to meet with HRH The Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward, via a Zoom meeting earlier this week hosted by the Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester.

On Tuesday 16th March 2021, three representatives from Henshaws logged into a very special Zoom conference call, organised by the Lord-Lieutenant, and they were joined by other charities and organisations from across Greater Manchester.

Our CEO Nick Marr, President Warren Smith, and Senior Rehabilitation Officer Simon Merrills, all joined the video call, along with representatives from other local charities, including 42nd Street, Mustard Tree, Seashell Trust, Moodswings, and Fortalice.

 

Earl of Wessex and Henshaws

During the session, we were able to share with the Earl of Wessex how we have been continuing to support people living with sight loss across Greater Manchester throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

We were able to explain how we realised that our service users were going to be particularly vulnerable in lockdown as many are older, live alone and have other health conditions and disabilities.

It was an honour to receive thanks from the Earl for our continued hard work.

To read more about what we have done to support blind and visually impaired people during the pandemic, you can read our news article here or download our impact report here.

If you or someone you know has sight loss and would benefit from our support, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0300 222 5555 or email info@henshaws.org.uk

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