Sight for Surrey has received a wonderful donation of £1,800 from Toyota’s Fund for a Better Tomorrow. The money will help fund an Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) at Epsom Hospital, a vital link between the Ophthalmologist and accessing benefits and services for anyone diagnosed with a vision impairment.
Once diagnosed with a vision impairment, many are left without on-going support and advice not knowing where to turn to access support and help. This is where Sight for Surrey’s ECLO step in providing a bridge and supportive helping hand.
To help boost Sight for Surrey’s fundraising we apply to various charity foundations for grants and donations towards specific projects and items. The application to Toyota GB was to help fund our ECLO service. Currently, Sight for Surrey has one ECLO, who covers five major hospitals in Surrey. Without Sight for Surrey’s service many thousands of blind and vision impaired people would be left without care and support including information on benefits and access to services to allow them to continue living and operating independently.
Lisa Fletcher, Head of Fundraising at Sight for Surrey said, “The money from Toyota GB will go directly to the heart of the organisation, helping to support people recently diagnosed with a sight loss.
Toyota CSR & Environmental Affairs said, “Toyota GB is delighted to be able to support Sight for Surrey via the ‘Toyota Fund for a Better Tomorrow’. The ‘Eye Clinic Liaison Officers’ (ECLOs) project is undoubtedly a worthy recipient and we know the contribution will go towards helping people to overcome day-to-day challenges and achieve their full potential.”
Toyota’s Fund For a Better Tomorrow has donated over £950,000 to charitable causes since its inception in 2011. Sight for Surrey supports anyone in Surrey with a vision impairment, who are blind, Deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing.