We are pleased to invite you to join group facilitator Colin Hetherington for the second meeting of our new Tyne & Wear peer support group in collaboration with Northern Alliance VIP's.
We are delighted to welcome our guest speaker Jack Moffat, North East Engagement Manager for the Thomas Pocklington Trust who will talk about his role within the organisation.
Thomas Pocklington Trust is a national charity which supports blind and partially sighted people with a focus on Education, Employment and Engagement. They support people wanting to start, restart or progress their careers, they encourage engagement and volunteering and will continue to extend their network of Sight Loss Councils across the UK. They also support families of children with vision impairment and professionals within the education service as well as providing advice and promoting the adoption of accessible technology.
Here is a personal introduction from Jack:-
My name is Jack Moffat and I am the North East Engagement Manager for the Thomas Pocklington Trust. In my role I recruit and facilitate visually impaired volunteers to improve accessibility and fight for equality for visually impaired people. We want to empower people and help them realise what they can achieve. We have projects running on improving transport, clearing the streets of unnecessary hazards and increasing participation in sport and fitness. As a man who has struggled immensely with my own sight loss journey, this work means a great deal to me. My story of suffering with retinitis pigmentosa is a difficult one to tell, nevertheless I would like to think it is a story worth telling. It will be an absolute privilege talking at a Retina UK event and I am sincerely looking forward to it.
We hope you can come along to hear from Jack and ask any questions you may have followed by a social catch up with Colin and the rest of the group.
This meeting will be held online via Zoom.