A Visually Impaired Women’s Group has been launched to help improve networks in the community.

Croydon Vision hosted the launch event of the new Visually Impaired (VI) Women’s Group, which was organised in collaboration with Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT), on Wednesday 14th June.

The group’s aim is to improve activities and socialisation opportunities for women in the local and surrounding boroughs.

Alex Pepper, Thomas Pocklington Trust Project Coordinator, said the event was a success with a great turnout from a number of London boroughs.

“There was a very positive vibe in the room throughout the day with lots of laughter and friendship making,” he said.

Three guest speakers talked about their personal experiences of being sight impaired as a Small groups of people speaking to each other at the VI Women's Groupstudent, working woman or mother.

“Their speeches were a great combination of humour, honesty, insight and, above all, inspiration,” Alex said.

“We would like to thank those who attended and got involved.”

The women who attended the first event told Croydon Vision and TPT what they would like to get from the group and a programme for future events is being made.

Details of the next group meeting will be announced soon.

If you would like to express interest in attending the group, contact Alex Pepper on alex.pepper@pocklington-trust.org.uk