THE problems faced by blind and partially sighted visitors to Droitwich Spa is set to be highlighted.

The Mayor of Droitwich, Councillor Anne Taft, will team up with Droitwich Lions Club to draw attention to the situation and to support one of her chosen charities of the year, Sight Concern Worcestershire.

Councillor Taft has agreed to be blindfolded and led around the town centre by Lions president Phil Wallis on Thursday, October 11. The challenge will demonstrate some of the more obvious problems faced by the blind and partially sighted.

She will start from the Specsavers shop in St Andrews Square before making her way to some of the other shops.

Members of the Lions group will also be collecting unwanted spectacles during the day that will be donated to less developed countries.

Collection bins will be placed outside Specsavers on the day and afterwards the Lions will continue to collect glasses at book sales held on the first Saturday of every month outside St Andrew’s Church.

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