Visitor building sold to charity for the blind

Visitor editor Nicola Adam welcomes Louise Lambert and Tony Kimpton from Galloways Centre for the Blind.
Visitor editor Nicola Adam welcomes Louise Lambert and Tony Kimpton from Galloways Centre for the Blind.

Galloway’s Society for the Blind has bought The Visitor building on Victoria Street.

Formal completion of the purchase is not due to take place until January 31 2014 giving current owners, Lancaster and Morecambe Newspapers Ltd, time to find a new building. They will remain in the Victoria Street premises until later this year.

Galloway’s currently operates from Balmoral Road in the West End of the town.

“It’s an exciting time for Galloway’s in Morecambe and we know that our new premises will allow us to offer more targeted services with the aim of enabling blind and partially sighted people to gain greater independence,” said Stuart Clayton, chief executive of Galloway’s. “We have only been able to make this initial investment because of donations from the generous people of Morecambe in the past, some of whom have left us money in their wills. We hope that in the months to come we can again call on their support to help us renovate the 
building.”

Nicola Adam, editor of The Visitor and the Lancaster Guardian said: “We are very sad to be leaving Victoria Street but pleased it will be used by a great local charity.

“Lancaster and Morecambe newspapers and Off Road publications will relocate within the local area to a building more suited to the requirements of our multi-media publishing organisation. This move will be the start of a new and exciting chapter for our business.”