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Charity’s 140th birthday bash

The West Midlands’ leading sight-loss charity is set to celebrate its 140th anniversary with a free family fun day.

Beacon, based at Sedgley, is hosting the event on Sunday 31st May (11am-5pm) at Himley Hall Park. Admission is free for all ages and the event will include entertainment, craft stalls and activities for all ages.

The fun day, attended by Signal 107 radio, will include entertainment from the Shooting Stars circus skills, Paws for Thought dog display team and the Animal Man.

Also making the day memorable for all attending will be Miss Fortunes, Fusion rock choir, Shatter Effect, a funfair, a storyteller, face painting and many more exciting activities.

The charity’s chief executive Arwyn Jones said: “Our organisation has been supporting the blind and visually impaired since 1875. During that time, the charity has evolved and developed, providing education and employment opportunities, social integration and practical assistance of many forms.

“Today our focus continues to be on helping people with sight loss to live fuller and more independent lives within their local community. It is an issue that will continue to grow in society and the need for our services will therefore also grow.

“We want to celebrate with the communities we work with and we are thrilled to be marking this important milestone with friends, neighbours and supporters from across the region.”

The event takes place at Himley Hall Park, HImley Road, West Midlands. To find out more visit or call 01902 880111.