A CLUB that supports people who are blind or partially sighted is hoping to reach out to even more residents of Amesbury.

The Amesbury Tuesday Club offers support, friendship, outings and the opportunity to meet new people and have a chat with those who understand the difficulties faced by those with sight problems.

Avril Appleby-Fleming, from the club, said: “It is a fantastic little club. It is very friendly and informal and people need to get out and meet others. The club is somewhere people can come and meet others who understand that they are blind and the problems they are coping with.”

The club operates under the umbrella of the Wiltshire Blind Association and has members mainly ranging in age from their 60s to their 90s.

It meets at Antrobus House on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, with one meeting a month including a representative from Age Concern coming along to host a Fit as a Fiddle session, which includes activities such as bowling or darts.

Other meetings include trips out, arts and crafts such as flower arranging or simply the chance to meet with friends.

Carers are always welcome to come along and many provide transport for the group’s outings.

This week the group received a gift of a new PA system courtesy of the Lions Club of Salisbury in order that those who have hearing as well as sight problems can be fully included without any difficulties.

Those who would like to join the club can find out more information from the Wiltshire Blind Association on 01380 723682.