The Nationwide Community Grant will enable the Bognor Regis charity to introduce a new accessible tech officer, to help people of all ages learn or relearn how to use technology, and a living well coordinator, to support people of working age who develop sight loss.
Chief executive Nik Demetriades said: “Whilst Covid has presented the charity with many challenges, it has also provided us with the opportunity to really connect with our members and hear what support they need now and in the future.
“We are absolutely delighted and very grateful to receive this grant from Nationwide which will enable us to better support blind and sight impaired people from childhood and into later life, with these new roles tailored to the needs of our current and future members.”
Matt Stanley, Nationwide Bognor Regis branch manager said, “Helping local communities is at the heart of what it means to be a building society for Nationwide.
“Thanks to our Community Grants programme, we are thrilled to be able to award the £17,000 grant to 4Sight Vision Support knowing this will make such a difference to the fantastic charity and make such a positive difference to so many individuals in our local community.
“Many charities are struggling, so we’re pleased that we’re able to help this very worthy cause.”
The Bognor Regis Nationwide branch will also be working closely with 4Sight to help provide further awareness and fundraising opportunities, while the charity will be providing opportunities for Nationwide staff to take on volunteering roles.
For more information visit www.4sight.org.uk
A message from the Editor, Gary Shipton:
In order for us to continue to provide high quality and trusted local news, I am asking you to please purchase a copy of our newspapers.
With the coronavirus lockdown having a major impact on many of our local valued advertisers - and consequently the advertising that we receive - we are more reliant than ever on you helping us to provide you with news and information by buying a copy of our newspapers.
Our journalists are highly trained and our content is independently regulated by IPSO to some of the most rigorous standards in the world. But being your eyes and ears comes at a price. So we need your support more than ever to buy our newspapers during this crisis.
Stay safe, and best wishes.