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The future looks bright for Devon In Sight

PUBLISHED: 13:13 12 May 2011 | UPDATED: 19:07 20 February 2013

The future looks bright for Devon In Sight

The future looks bright for Devon In Sight

The Devon County Association for the Blind, providing support and advice for the visually impaired for the past 85 years announce a new name – 'Devon in Sight'.

The Devon County Association for the Blind, providing support and advice for the visually impaired for the past 85 years announce a new name Devon in Sight.



The charity launched the name challenge giving members, volunteers and social clubs for visually impaired people across the county a chance to choose the new name. Wendy Lunel, an experienced volunteer with the charitys Volunteer Visiting Service inspired the final name chosen by the trustees. She will be invited to work with on-going projects to develop a new identity for the charity.



Wendy says, Im very happy my suggestion inspired the new name for the charity. It provides such an excellent service and much needed support to the people of Devon and I am delighted to be part of its exciting future.



Samm Legg, a volunteer with a visual impairment herself organised the name challenge. Samm says, We received over 50 suggestions and after carefully shortlisting these we gave the final decision to our board of Trustees. We wanted to find a shorter more memorable name that reflected our positive new outlook whilst reinforcing our local origins, and I think weve done exactly that.



The charity will continue to be registered with the Charity Commission as the Devon County Association for the Blind with this new shorter name being more frequently used.



The new name comes at a time of great change for the charity; work has begun on a new logo and website whilst the headquarters at Station House in Topsham is expanding into a neighbouring building to offer a brand new resource centre. Building works began recently with Chair of Trustees Gwyn Dickinson, who has an MBE for services to visually impaired people, knocking down a wall to signify the start. The building is set to be completed in May with the official opening ceremony and re-launch in early July.



http://www.devonblind.org.uk/

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