THE problems faced by blind and partially sighted visitors to Droitwich Spa have been highlighted.

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

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

She visited Morrisons supermarket, M & Co, Kate Barclay and W H Smith.

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

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

Specsavers will also continue to collect unwanted glasses in aid of the appeal.

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