Local charity makes a meal of it!

A leading West Midlands charity has announced the launch of its first ever lunch club which will raise vital funds to help people living with sight loss in the local community.

Wolverhampton-based charity, the Beacon Centre for the Blind, is opening the doors of its Sedgley site on Wolverhampton Road East to community groups and organisations.

Groups can book in for a visit which costs just £5.95 per person and includes a delicious main meal and dessert in the centre’s renowned restaurant, as well as a tour of the charity’s facilities and a talk about sight loss.

Several community groups in Wolverhampton have already pledged their support and made a booking, including local church organisations, ladies and retirement groups.

As well as a slap up meal, guests taking part in the lunch club will be treated to a VIP tour of the building where they will learn more about how the charity operates and the vital work they do helping people living with a visual impairment in the local community.

Pete Moodie, from the Beacon Centre, said: “We’re delighted to announce the launch of our brand new lunch club which is now open for bookings – it’s a perfect place for community groups looking for a friendly atmosphere and restaurant to have a delicious meal.

“It is also a fantastic way to learn more about the Beacon Centre and the vital service we provide in the local community and, of course, every penny raised helps us to support local people with sight loss live fuller and more independent lives.”

The Beacon Centre for the Blind offers a full range of facilities and support to blind and partially sighted people, including a mix of residential, day care and community services.

More than 3,000 people in the community receive support from a team of dedicated outreach workers and social groups can meet at the Sedgley centre to participate in arts and crafts, music, fitness and IT sessions.

The charity also operates seven charity shops across the West Midlands, which deliver much-needed funds through sales of quality donated items and a selection of new goods. Money raised from the shops – in Wolverhampton, Bilston, Bloxwich, Wednesbury, Cannock, Halesowen and the centre in Sedgley – supports a range of services for people of all ages living with a visual impairment.

To make a booking  for the lunch club contact Pete Moodie on pmoodie@beacon4blind.co.uk  or call 01902 880 111 .

To find out more visit www.beacon4blind.co.uk