Burnham-On-Sea MP David Heathcoat-Amory was shown how to use Braille during a special reception held at the National Blind Childrens Society in Highbridge this week.

Mr Heathcoat-Amory with the Lord-Lieutenant of Bristol Dr JN Tidmarsh MBE, the Chief Executive of NBCS Carolyn Fullard and The High Sheriff of Somerset, Brigadier Alastair Fyfe DLThe MP was asked to put himself in the position of a blind person as he tried to communicate without sight.

Mr Heathcoat-Amory, who has been a supporter of the charity for many years, was among the dignatiries who attended the reception to increase awareness of what the NBCS achieves.

Other dignitaries included The High Sheriff of Somerset, Brigadier Alastair Fyfe DL; Lord Lieutenant of Bristol, Dr JN. Tidmarsh MBE; The Mayor and Mayoress of Burnham and Highbridge, Cllr Eric Gill and Gilli Kenyon-Gill.

The Chief Executive of the charity, Carolyn Fullard, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: “If only everyone could take a look around them and understand how different their summer holidays may have been if a child in the family was born blind or visually impaired.”

NBCS Chairman of Trustees Brian Bell with Chief Executive of Carolyn Fullard and the Mayor of Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge Eric Gill and Mayoress Gilli Kenyon-GillThe National Blind Childrens Society was formed in 1995 and is regarded as a leading authority within the Visually Impaired Sector.

The charity supports blind and partially sighted children and their families by supplying various key services. The aim of the organisation is to enable blind and partially sighted children to obtain their educational and recreational goals.

Out photos show Mr Heathcoat-Amory being taught Braille by Dave Roberts of NBCS; Mr Heathcoat-Amory with the Lord-Lieutenant of Bristol Dr JN Tidmarsh MBE, the Chief Executive of NBCS Carolyn Fullard and The High Sheriff of Somerset, Brigadier Alastair Fyfe DL; and, bottom, NBCS Chairman of Trustees Brian Bell with Chief Executive of Carolyn Fullard and the Mayor of Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge Eric Gill and Mayoress Gilli Kenyon-Gill.

 
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