Local sight loss charity Sight Support Hull and East Yorkshire (HEY) is celebrating picking up a national award at the recent Visionary Conference in Birmingham.
Visionary is a national infrastructure organisation for all local sight support charities in the UK. The conference offers local societies the chance to share information and knowledge, network and make new contacts as well as listen to key note speakers from within the sight loss field.
Now in their ninth year, the Visionary Awards aim to recognise and celebrate how local sight loss charities have delivered impactful services through partnership and how this has improved the positive difference made to visually impaired people. Highlighting local charities’ achievements helps to influence good practice throughout the sector and draws attention to the talent and expertise we have within the local sight loss sector across the UK.
Sight Support HEY picked up the “Collaboration” award in recognition of the charity’s work on the ‘A Sight to Behold’ project which formed part of the 2017 City of Culture celebrations.
The project, funded by the National Lottery through the Creative Communities programme, involved a partnership of organisations, communities, groups and visually impaired individuals from across a variety of sight support charities in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, who worked together to develop the multi-sensory sculpture that is now on display in the Hull Eye Hospital and is accessible to the thousands of visitors who pass through the hospital doors each week.