Hi, I’m Jackie! I have lived in Worthing for 30 years. I have a 14 year old daughter who was born with congenital cataracts and had seven eye operations at Great Ormond Street Hospital to correct her vision. My daughter still attends GOSH every 3 to 6 months to complete Low Visual assessment, pressure and eye monitoring and development.
When my daughter was little my midwife introduced me to Look Sussex, Blatchington Court Trust, VICTA and RNIB; all of these charities have really helped and supported us through DLA claims and EHCP paperwork. I went on to become a trustee for Look Sussex and I’m now the secretary for the organisation.
I have just started work for Sight Support Worthing and look forward to growing my role. I previously volunteered at Ferring Country Centre and I work part time in a supported living house with six disabled adults. I have helped parents prepare DLA and PIP paperwork and would be delighted to assist any Sight Support Worthing members with their paperwork.
My new role involves fundraising for the charity so if any members are interested in helping to riase funds, please let me know. I have already met the Tai Chi (Qigong) class clients and look forward to meeting many more of you.