Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Support your community this Blind Week street collection

Support your community this Blind Week street collection

Volunteers are preparing to hit the streets to raise vital funds for the Blind Foundation during their Blind Week street collection on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 October 2018.

Every day, an average of four New Zealanders turn to the Blind Foundation for support with sight loss.

Karen Chong, from Auckland, is one of thousands of volunteers gearing up to support the Blind Week fundraising appeal.

For Karen, it is a cause close to her heart. She is the local volunteer coordinator for West Auckland, and happens to be low vision* herself.

“I am so grateful to the Blind Foundation for being there to offer help and support when my eyesight deteriorated from a genetic condition.

“I have received mobility training from the Blind Foundation team. They taught me to move around independently, protecting myself from obstacles. They have also taught my husband how to guide me when we are out and about.”

An avid reader, Karen also uses the Blind Foundation library services regularly.

“I like to read a lot but with my eyesight not as good now, I have moved to listening to a lot of audiobooks. They have an amazing selection of audiobooks, magazines, and even newspapers for visually impaired people like me to use.”

The Blind Foundation provides essential practical and emotional support, helping people adjust to life without sight. Services include practical support in living independently, help with technology, ways to continue reading, and advice on staying in or looking for work.

Karen encourages Kiwis to support the Blind Foundation this Blind Week and support people who have lost their sight.

The Blind Foundation’s vital work is made possible thanks to the generous support of the public around the country. Find out more and donate atblindweek.org.nz.

*Low vision refers to people with vision that restricts how they can carry out daily living activities.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Why Shipping Is NZ’s New Trade Problem

So Jacinda Ardern and Theresa May have signed a piece of paper promising peace in our time when it comes to our trade with Britain... Right now, a statement from Theresa May on Brexit has as much credibility as a statement by Donald Trump about North Korea’s plans for scrapping its nukes. Despite her recent crushing defeat in the Commons, May is continuing to playing chicken with Britain’s future, for personal and party advantage.

Brexit is not the only concern... More>>

 

Reshuffle: National Announces Spokesperson For Drug Reform

National Leader Simon Bridges has appointed Paula Bennett to the new position of Spokesperson for Drug Reform as the Government pushes ahead with its agenda of drug decriminalisation, to signal National’s commitment to holding them to account. More>>

ALSO:

KiwiBailed: KiwiBuild Head Officially Resigns

The head of Kiwibuild, Stephen Barclay has officially resigned from the role. In a statement issued on his behalf, it was announced that he would step down from today [Friday]. More>>

ALSO:

Welfare Stats: Rise In Hardship Numbers Shows Income Inadequacy

The latest Ministry of Social Development quarterly report show that a record number of people have received hardship assistance from work and income, with an additional 40,000 hardship payments made between September and December 2018, compared to the previous quarter of the same year... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On MBIE’s Social Media Scam

Given the ambit of MBIE’s work, almost any form of social activity could qualify as being part of MBIE’s brief, so the privacy threats posed by this training programme are extensive. The current oversight safeguards seem threadbare to non-existent. More>>

ALSO:

JusTrade: New Campaign For A 21th Century Trade Agenda

‘Critique is no longer enough. If anything is to really change, we need to step away from the existing framework and take a first-principles approach to rethinking what will work for the 21st century.’ More>>

Earlier:

Gordon Campbell: Thompson + Clark Are The Tip Of The Iceberg

How can we tell where and how any lines are being drawn? Oversight is not exactly robust. If it were, Thompson + Clark would have been out of contention for state security work ten years ago. More>>

Trainers: Taratahi Institute of Agriculture In Interim Liquidation

Taratahi employ 250 staff and this year has provided education to over 2500 students. Taratahi owns and manages 8 farms throughout the country. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels