Talk with a trustee: Frances Jacobs

In our latest interview with a member of the SSW community we meet Frances Jacobs, who is a Trustee, and was a volunteer before that. Hello Frances!

Name: Frances Jacobs

Have you always lived in Worthing? I have lived in the Worthing area since I was 10 and I now live in Angmering.

How long have you been involved with Sight Support Worthing (SSW)? I have been a volunteer since 2015 and a trustee since 2016.

What’s your role at SSW? I make teas and coffees at the music afternoon and other social events. I also help on the mini bus and on members’ outings.

What do you especially enjoy about your role? I enjoy meeting both members and other volunteers

Tell us about a time at SSW that you have particularly enjoyed? I used to help with an art group and have a special memory of holding an exhibition at Worthing Library. We took the members to see it; the pictures were amazing.

What do you love about living where you do? I love living in this area being near both the sea and the Downs

How do you spend your free time? Walking with friends and playing golf

Tell us an amazing fact about yourself! I have been very lucky to travel extensively with my husband Graham, including trips to Antartica and trekking in the Himalayas. My most memorable experiences were spending time with the street children in Delhi and visiting a township in Kampala, Uganda representing ActionAid.


Thanks for your responses Frances! The experiences overseas sound fascinating. If you’re a member of SSW and would like to feature in our interview slot, we’d love to hear from you. Just email and she will send you through the questions.

Frances and Dawn, two of SSW's volunteers, dressed up for Halloween



Introducing our new Volunteer Coordinator, Katie Saunders

Hello to all Sight Support Worthing members!

I am honoured to be the new Volunteer Coordinator.

I live in Ferring and love this whole area that we are blessed with. I’m a mum of two young ones, and we love nothing more than to explore the surrounding areas of natural beauty in our free time.

I am a keen birdwatcher and nature lover, so spend most of my time outside where I can! My other huge passion is music, which brings so much into my life.

My background is varied, having worked as a Project Coordinator in the volunteer travel sector to driving a boat at Arundel WWT. I am very excited to join the team at Sight Support Worthing and look forward to meeting some of you as activities slowly start again at the centre!