The Duke of Devonshire, KCVO, CBE, DL

"I'm delighted to witness an innovative business partnership between the charity and Flint Bishop Solicitors. Their work together creates a fantastic opportunity to promote legacy giving and ensure that blind and partially sighted people throughout Derbyshire receive the support and services they deserve."

CEO at Sight Support Derbyshire

Claire Winfield was appointed as the CEO at Sight Support Derbyshire in January 2013.  Claire joins us from the Royal Air Forces Association where she worked as the Director of Welfare.

 

Join Sight Support Derbyshires trustees and abseil from Derby's tallest building

Towering at an impressive 110ft, the Jurys Inn Hotel, in the centre of Derby, is one of the tallest buildings in Derby and Sight Support Derbyshire are giving you the chance to abseil from the top of it whilst raising money for a local charity at the same time.

Last years abseil raised over £8000 and this year Sight Support are hoping to raise over £10,000 by encouraging teams from companies to take part.

All you need to do is turn up, face your fears and raise at least £100 for Sight Support Derbyshire - all equipment and expertise is provided by 8.2 of Sheffield.

Last year a team of trustees took part from Sight Support Derbyshire and Robert Gill who is registered blind and a trustee said ‘The work that  Sight Support Derbyshire do is tremendous and the money we will raise from the abseil will make a real difference to the everyday lives of blind or visually impaired people. I have never jumped from the top of the tallest building in Derby before and if I can do it anyone can do it’.

Fundraising Manager for Sight Support Derbyshire, Eileen Bagguley, said “Abseiling requires no skill, no effort and no prior experience, the real challenge is in the mind. Whether it’s your first descent or if you’ve enjoyed abseiling before, you’re always guaranteed a thrilling mix of emotions – initial trepidation, a rush of success and elation through contact with the ground – and afterwards, an uncontrollable urge to do it all again. The Jurys Inns Abseil is a great test of nerve and it is tremendously inspiring".

David Livingston, Head of Jurys Inn says ‘After the success of the event last year, we were very happy to give our support to Sight Support Derbyshire again. It was an amazing day last year with the money raised going to local people’

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