Our vision is to live in a world where people with sight loss can fully participate.
With the support of like-minded organisations such as Standard Chartered Bank (SCB), we are closer to achieving this vision.
We have been working in partnership with volunteers from SCB for several years, and through their volunteering they have been making a real difference to the lives of blind and partially sighted people. It is a privilege to continue working in collaboration with such a supportive organisation.
As part of this partnership, volunteers from SCB worked with blind and partially sighted people back in 2018 to run a pub quiz at the Jugged Hare in London. The purposes of this event was to raise awareness of sight loss, and to engage the vision impaired community in an inclusive activity promoting peer-support. This event was really successful, and we received lots of positive feedback about it.
We were therefore excited when, due to popular demand, a different SCB group volunteered to organise another pub quiz with our partner London Vision. By giving up their time and using their skills, these committed volunteers have helped us to reduce the social isolation often associated with sight loss.
Prior to the quiz, volunteers from SCB received training from TPT to develop the skills and confidence required for supporting people with sight loss during the event.
It was fantastic to see such enthusiasm, generosity and team spirit from the volunteers as they provided sighted-guide support, scribed for teams, encouraged peer support and delivered questions testing some very competitive participants. These volunteers were true ambassadors of TPT’s values: making a difference, working in partnership, participation, and quality and respect.
We would like to thank Jason in particular, for being an excellent Quiz Master, and Niti for organising and coordinating the team.
We also want to say a huge thank you to the rest of the volunteers, without whom, we would have been unable to deliver many of the activities that are so important to people with sight loss.
The team of volunteers at SCB shared their positive feedback with us:
“The team had such a great time, and really enjoyed meeting everyone! Everyone commented on how nice it was to feel the direct impact you could have on people’s lives in comparison to other volunteering days we have done so I am sure we will be back!”
We look forward to meeting new volunteers in the future and hope to continue our partnership with SCB.