Charity donation to the Surrey Association for Visual impairment (savi)


On Friday 27th September 2013 Rt Ill Kt Bob Hancock, Intendant General for the Division of Surrey, visited the offices of the Surrey Association for Visual Impairment (SAVI) at School Lane Fetcham Surrey. The Rt Ill Intendant General had the pleasant duty to present the charity with a Cheque for 2,500 from the Grand Sovereign’s Care for Children in the Community Fund.

SAVI’s Chief Executive, Bob Hughes, and Head of Community Services, Hilary Lombard, were on hand to receive the Cheque.

The charity supports over 4,500 visually impaired people. It is the major provider of services for visually impaired children and adults including those with combined sight and hearing loss in Surrey and some Boroughs in South London also use the facility.

The organization is committed to working with people with sight loss to promote independence, well being and choice. Amongst many of its activities is a Resource Centre providing low vision services and a Children’s Recreation providing varied leisure activities for children.

Chief Executive Bob Hughes said: “We are very grateful to the Grand Sovereign’s Fund for this donation, and the commitment shown by the Surrey Division to our work with children and others who need to learn how to use Braille and computer technology for the blind and visually impaired. Many of our service users will greatly benefit from this generosity.”

Rt Ill Kt Bob Hancock said "I was delighted to present the Cheque on behalf of the Grand Sovereign to such a worthy cause. Many people in Surrey have relatives or friends who benefit from the wonderful work carried out by this Charity. I have committed the Surrey Division to support the charity this year with the aim of raising the donation to £5,000."

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