Angela Constance, MSP for Almond Valley, has praised Sight Scotland Veterans for all the outstanding help and support it provides to veterans living with sight loss across the country.
Sight Scotland Veterans opened its doors to the local West Lothian community last week as part of the national Doors Open Days festival. In what was a fantastic turn out, over 120 people visited the charity’s Linburn Centre on the day to see all the inspirational activities that take place there.
Angela Constance MSP comments: “The work that goes on at Sight Scotland Veterans’ Linburn Centre in West Lothian is truly inspirational and Doors Open Day let’s everyone experience first hand the real difference the charity is making to people’s lives. It was great to see so many people there joining in with all the activities and learning more about the support the charity provides all over Scotland. There was something for everyone to enjoy, from giant darts which aids the veterans balance and mobility, to veterans led drum lessons.”
Lorraine Bruce, Hub Coordinator at Sight Scotland Veterans, explains: “This was the first time we have taken part in the Doors Open Days festival, and we were delighted with how many people came and visited the centre. We had over 120 people through the door, including many of our veterans and their family members. We had lots of workshops and activities on throughput the day. Well done to everyone involved, it was a great success!”
Sight Scotland Veterans supports veterans living with significant sight loss. Our support equips people to rediscover and maintain their independence and to improve their quality of life.
The Hawkhead Centre is an activity hub for ex-servicemen and women with sight loss, which provides a safe and welcoming space for veterans with sight loss to re-engage in the local community, rebuild confidence, and regain or maintain their independence. It’s a warm, welcoming place that brings veterans together, with many veterans who attend the centre saying the things they do there and the connections they’ve made have transformed their lives.
In Scotland, Doors Open Days is the largest free festival that celebrates places, history, and culture. The festival offers free access to over a thousand venues and events across the country throughout September every year. Doors Open Days provides access to buildings not normally open to the public.
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