VIDEO: Mayor of Grantham is guest of South Lincolnshire Blind Society to open new offices

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The Mayor of Grantham, Coun Jacky Smith, officially opened the new offices of the South Lincolnshire Blind Society today.

The society has moved from its former premises on Finkin Street into more spacious offices on the same road nearer the High Street.

Mayor of Grantham Jacky Smith officially opens the new South Lincolnshire Blind Society premises in Finkin Street, Grantham, with Chief Executive Malcolm Swinburn.

Mayor of Grantham Jacky Smith officially opens the new South Lincolnshire Blind Society premises in Finkin Street, Grantham, with Chief Executive Malcolm Swinburn.

Coun Smith unveiled a plaque at the offices and told invited guests about the importance of the Society to the blind and partially sighted. She spoke about her late husband whose sight was impaired. The society will also help people with impaired hearing.

Chief executive of South Lincolnshire Blind Society Malcolm Swinburn said: “It’s all about people being independent. When people lose their sight, life can become very difficult. We do what we can to ensure they get the maximum support with training and putting them in contact with specialist groups.”

Mr Swinburn said the new premises will allow the society to hold in-house training and allow for more visually-impaired people to meet and interact socially.