This Giving Tuesday Sight Support Hull & East Yorkshire will celebrate giving by launching a special appeal


GivingTuesday, taking place on Tuesday 1st December, is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage giving and to celebrate generosity worldwide.

Every year, on GivingTuesday, millions of people across the globe mobilize to show up, give back, and change their communities. The goal is to create a massive wave of generosity that lasts well beyond that day, and touches every person on the planet.

Since lock down began in March, Sight Support HEY has made more than 7,000 proactive telephone calls to ensure blind and partially sighted people across Hull and East Yorkshire remain safe and supported during some of the most challenging times they have ever faced. People like Jean and Michael:

“I was so grateful when you called. You are genuinely the only people who have contacted us to offer help and I feel that I now have got someone out there to support me and Michael in our hour of need. I feel so much better after talking to your Community Advice Officer, she has been my saviour. Thank you for being there".

Jean

That’s why this Giving Tuesday the charity is aiming to raise enough money to fund its telephone lines for an entire year so it can continue to be there for anyone with a visual impairment who needs its support.

“A donation of just £8 could help to keep our telephone lines open for one day,” explains Sight Support’s Fundraising Manager, Angela Gregory. “And could make a huge difference to the life of a local person with sight loss.”

“At a time when we are all experiencing the challenges of the pandemic, generosity is what brings us all together and gives everyone the power to make a positive change in the lives of others”.

Sight Support HEY can accept donations by text giving, online or by post and anyone wishing to support the appeal can visit: www.sightsupport.org/support-us/fundraising/giving-tuesday for more details.