Unique positive opportunities for vision impaired children

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Our People

A growing number of people from many walks of life are generously giving their time to help us make a real difference to the lives of vision impaired children and their families across the North East.

Our team includes Activity & Event Coordinators, Administrator and a dedicated band of volunteers who help out at our events, in the office, and with our fundraising.

Activity & Event Coordinators: Emma Hogg & Barbara Charlton emma@usefulvision.org.uk barbara@usefulvision.org.uk

Administrator: Eilish Thompson office@usefulvision.org.uk

Our founders, trustees and management committee are heavily involved in supporting our full time and volunteer teams. They are:

  • Rebecca Wilson
  • Nick Wilson
  • Susan Flynn
  • Charlotte Gilbert
  • Megan Cable
  • Donna Barkess-Kerr
  • Angela Routledge
  • Kate Bridges
  • Liz Joyce

Celebrity Patron

Adam Henson – TV Presenter and Rare Breeds Farmer

Adam will be a familiar face to most of you, presenting the BBC’s Countryfile series. He’s also been seen on Lambing Live with Kate Humble and can be heard on Radio 4’s On Your Farm and Farming Today.

He has been a dedicated supporter and friend to Useful Vision since we began.

‘When my late nephew Ben lost his sight, it brought home to me the challenges facing families with a visually impaired child. Finding suitable leisure activities, accessing information, and learning about the latest equipment and technology aids was often an uphill struggle. Ben was the inspiration for Useful Vision which was set up in 2005.

Since then Useful Vision has become the lead provider of events and activities designed specifically for vision impaired children and their families in the North East.

I am delighted to be its Patron and support the work it does’.