We currently have over 1700 members but we know that across the county there are more than 6000 people who could benefit from what we do. We work on an ethos of ‘how can we help you?’ we ask the question, you tell us the answer and we do everything we can to fulfill the request.
ESVS is a society that is based around its people. It is user led and has over 216 volunteers who continually give of their time and energy to make it what it is. The front-line staff are dedicated, hardworking and committed to giving the best service to our members.
In this difficult financial climate it is absolutely crucial for the appeal to raise adequate funds in order to avoid cutting frontline services. Many people benefit from what we do and rely on our help and care. This appeal is of the utmost importance to ESVS. It will ensure that the current services and programmes are maintained and enable us to develop new projects to help our members.
Over the last 100 years ESVS has provided a full support programme for blind and partially sighted people in East Sussex, Brighton and Hove. We have developed some very successful working models and each year the demand for help and support seems to be greater than the previous years. The Trustees have decided to launch a special appeal so that we can maintain and develop our present services across the county.
All our programmes need urgent funding and in this challenging financial climate we must raise the much needed finance to help us secure ourselves into the future. I hope that you will feel it a worthy cause to support.