Good future ahead for Morecambe Galloway’s

Photo: David Hurst'Tony Kimpton, left and Peter Taylor, from Galloways Society for the Blind, launch the fund raising drive to enable the charity to refurbbish the former Morecambe Visitor offices into a new centre for the blind
Photo: David Hurst'Tony Kimpton, left and Peter Taylor, from Galloways Society for the Blind, launch the fund raising drive to enable the charity to refurbbish the former Morecambe Visitor offices into a new centre for the blind

Morecambe Galloway’s Society for the Blind members team have launched an appeal to remember the organisation through a gift in their will.

Tony Kimpton and Peter Taylor have clocked up nearly 45 years to the service and got together to launch the appeal for people to remember the 138 year old organisation.

The pair have also designed a new legacy leaflet for the charity which is currently based in the former Visitor Offices on Victoria Street, Morecambe. Tony Kimpton, Galloway’s former development worker, said: “Galloway’s relies on legacies from local people to meet the cost of providing services to thousands of blind and partially sighted people across North Lancashire. However, with our new plans for the Visitor Building income from bequests will become more important as we refurbish the premises and extend our services to meet the needs for future generations of visually impaired people.”

Peter Taylor, Galloway’s former director said: “The numbers of people developing a sight loss in later life is increasing substantially and our new facility on Victoria Street and the innovative services which will radiate from it will benefit many visually impaired people.”

Copies of the leaflet and further information on 01524 414846.