Macclesfield Eye Society (Macclesfield Society for the Blind) is an independent, local registered Charity, which was established in 1875. The Society enables people affected by sight loss to lead fulfilling lives at work, at home and in the community.
Some of the services and help we aim to provide are:
- Supporting blind or partially sighted people in East Cheshire who are in work; helping them to access financial, technological and other support to help them thrive at their job and understand their rights as an employee with sight loss. We also help employers understand the needs and rights of newly employed individuals (or newly diagnosed current employees) who are blind or partially sighted.
- Assisting blind or partially sighted people who are no longer able to work, or who are seeking work; helping them to access financial and other support during their unemployment and/or search for employment.
- Assisting visually impaired people who are recently diagnosed, or whose circumstances have recently changed, with an assessment of their home environment by our Independent Living Coordinator to ensure they can live as independently as possible in their own homes.
- Providing or recommending specialist technical equipment or home assistance products via our Resource Centre in Macclesfield.
- Offering a befriending service for blind or partially sighted individuals who are less mobile and unable to attend social activities outside of their homes.
- Our Hospital Information Point runs weekly alongside the Eye Clinic at Macclesfield District General Hospital, facilitating a point of contact where consultants and nurses can refer patients to discuss the support available via Macclesfield Eye Society with one of our volunteers.
- Our Macclesfield Weekly Social Group meets every Wednesday in central Macclesfield to provide peer support and a social setting for blind or partially sighted people in the town.
- Our Congleton ‘VIPs’ Social Group meets biweekly in Congleton, providing peer support and a social setting for blind or partially sighted people in the Congleton area.
- The new Audio Book Club meets on the second Tuesday of the month in Macclesfield.
Please help us to raise much needed funds to expand and develop Macclesfield Eye Society by playing our new fantastic lottery. The Society supports the visually impaired and Blind in Macclesfield, and the whole of East Cheshire. We rely almost entirely on contributions from you, the public, to continue this assistance. Please support us by filling in your entry form today.
How it works
The Lottery results are calculated using the temperatures from selected destinations around Europe on a particular day each week.
Players are assigned 6 numbers when registering, that are then checked against the last 6 digits of temperatures in Fahrenheit that are published in the Daily Mail on the day of the draw.