Concert in aid of charity and church

4SIGHT (West Sussex Association for the Blind) and St Wilfrid’s Church in Bognor Regis combine for a concert on Saturday, December 3 at 4pm performed by The Art of Dance and Fitness Adult Choir.

The choir will be singing a varied programme of songs under the musical directorship of Naomi Crossley.

Entrance is free to the event at St Wilfrid’s Church, Ellasdale Road (off Victoria Drive), Bognor Regis, PO21 2SG. There will be a door collection in aid of 4SIGHT and St Wilfrid’s. For more details, call 01243 838008.

Spokeswoman Tessa Drew said: “4SIGHT (West Sussex Association for the Blind) is a registered charity which started in 1921 and provides services for blind and visually-impaired people, their carers and supporters across the county. 4SIGHT works in the gaps between health and social services, aiming to combat social isolation, encourage independence and confidence.

“It is estimated by the West Sussex PCT that there will soon be over 20,000 people with sight loss or low vision in West Sussex. Over 500 people are registered blind or partially sighted every year.

“4SIGHT’s team of staff and over 500 volunteers support 40 clubs, resource centres in Crawley, Shoreham by Sea, Bognor Regis and Burgess Hill, home visits, Exhibition days, low-vision assessments and the nurse-led listening and information support in the eye clinics at Worthing and St Richard’s Hospitals.

“The annual running costs of the West Sussex charity for blind and partially-sighted people are over £500,000, with most being raised from voluntary and corporate donations, fundraising events and a charity shop.”