HASLEMERE Macular Support Group celebrated the charity’s 30th anniversary with a tea party at Haslewey Community Centre – attended by town deputy mayor Malcolm Carter and regional manager Stella Black.
Macular degeneration is the major cause of visual impairment and blindness in elderly people and the society is the main charity helping support those affected by the condition, raising much needed funds to help pay for research.
Members of the Haslemere group raised £341 at a collection at supermarket Tesco’s branch in the town, in March,
They presented the cheque to Stella during the afternoon.
They also held a raffle with prizes donated by Tesco, Grayshott Pottery, The Coffee Lounge, Beacon Hill, Thwaites, Beacon Hill, and Marks and Spencer.
Taking centre stage was the birthday cake, made by Alex Ford, from the Coffee Lounge, in Beacon Hill, depicting “Mac”, the society logo.
• The Haslemere Macular Support Group welcomes anyone affected by macular degeneration, their friends, family and carers to its monthly meetings on the first Friday of each month, at Haslewey, from 2pm until 4pm.
Andrew Matheson, the award-winning local optometrist, will talk about common eye problems, on Friday, June 2.