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Lions Club to hold tag days to support visually impaired

Marlene Christopher, Sight Conservation Committee Chairman, Lions Clubs of Bermuda(left) with the Governor Rena Lalgie and Stephen Dean of the Lions.

A non-profit organisation is facing an increased demand for financial help from people who cannot afford important eye care services.

The Lions Clubs of Bermuda – which raises money to help visually impaired people – is holding its annual White Cane Tag Days today and tomorrow at shopping centres and supermarkets.

The event raises funds to help people of all ages pay for eye care services such as examinations and glasses.

A Lions Club spokesperson said that because of the pandemic, applications for financial assistance had doubled over the past year, making the need for fundraising even greater.

The spokesperson added: “The organisation has had to increase the funding per capita considerably to ensure that those who cannot contribute anything towards the cost of their eye service are still able to receive it.

“Lions Clubs of Bermuda is grateful to local optometrists, ophthalmologists and the LCCA who assist in the provision of these services.”

White Cane Taggers will be at Hamilton Market Place and Shopping Centre in the City of Hamilton today and at other supermarkets, including Shelly Bay Market Place, Heron Bay Market Place and both Lindo’s locations tomorrow from 8am to 4pm.

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Published March 25, 2022 at 7:35 am (Updated March 25, 2022 at 7:35 am)

Lions Club to hold tag days to support visually impaired

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