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Inspirational People

We are proud to know and work with many inspirational people in Sheffield. It is impossible to name every person, because we meet them every day. But we are going to feature a cross section of some of these people on a regular basis, so keep checking back! We hope that they inspire you too. 

Photograph of Ken   Many of our wonderful clients at SRSB also play a vital role as volunteers and fundraisers. Ken Bower is one of those people who is always willing to give his time and put in a huge effort to help others. 'Read More'
Photograph of Martin  Martin is a keen gardener and sportsman with a burning ambition to achieve something big in life, even though he is visually impaired. 'Read More'
 Photograph of Carol Carol speaks so enthusiastically about our services, and this comes from her involvement with several groups. 'Read More'
 Photogrpah of Joyce at the centre with her letter and photograph of the CAPITOLS For client Joyce Stout, one of the most difficult adjustments when her eyesight deteriorated was having to give up playing music 'Read More'
Photograph of Mike and Catherine  Catherine Harris has two great passions in life. One is her husband Mike and the other is the vast assortment of gadgets that she uses to help her navigate her way through her very busy days. 'Read More'
Photograph of Bill at the Cathedral  Bill discovered that his creative talent on the piano suddenly “magnified by a factor of 10” as a result of his sight loss 'Read More'
Photograph of Mark at SRSB  When he suddenly lost most of his sight in the space of a few months Mark Skelton feared his working life would end and he was only his in 30s. 'Read More'
Photograph of Jean and Peter at an SRSB social evening An enthusiastic client of SRSB over many years Jean has a long list of the ways it benefits her life, but right at the top is friendship. 'Read More'
Photograph of Jonathan

Jonathan is a professional footballer for the FA England Blind Football Team, and a client of SRSB. 'Read More'

Photograph of John working on a car

John Boyce is a client and volunteer who has lifelong love of motor vehicles. 'Read More'

Chris is a fully qualified holistic therapist, works at Cairn Home and also finds time to volunteer for SRSB. 'Read More'

Photograph of Graham in his studio

Graham is a client, but also an active volunteer and supporter, getting involved with lots of things at SRSB. 'Read More'

Photograph of Val with some of her cards

Val is a client, but also an active supporter, getting involved with lots of things at SRSB. 'Read More'

Photograph of Walter with his medals

Walter is one of SRSB's clients with an interesting and inspirational story to tell. 'Read More'

Photograph of Eric at SRSB

Eric is a client and supporter of SRSB as well as being an active member of the Sheffield Visually Impaired Walking Group. 'Read More'

Photograph of Sarah with a client

Sarah is one of SRSB’s clients who runs SB Holistic.  'Read More'

Hayley Martin (Client and Supporter)

Photograph of Hayley at the Skydive 2012

Hayley is one of SRSB’s clients and is also an active supporter of our charity.  'Read More'

Tom Monaghan (Volunteer)

Photograph of Tom with client

Tom has been supporting SRSB as an IT Volunteer for eight years. 'Read More'

Layton (Client)

Photograph of Layton

Layton first became involved with SRSB when he began attending our Little Sparklers Playgroup. 'Read More'

Julie Smethurst (Client and Trustee)

Photograph of Julie with the Olympic Torch

Julie has been a Trustee at SRSB since 1990 and is an inspiration to so many people. 'Read More'

Josie Naldrett (Client and Supporter)

Photograph of Josie at SRSB

Josie is a Line Dancing Teacher who developed a passion for the activity after she began to lose her sight. 'Read More'

Graham Bell (Volunteer)

Photograph of Graham  Graham is one of SRSB’s longest serving volunteers who has supported our charity in various roles. ‘Read More’

Les Culf (Client and Supporter)

Les runs the Archery Group. He is an inspiration to others with of his enthusiasm and can-do attitude. ‘Read More’

Pat Powell (Supporter)

Photograph of Pat showing her medal to clients at SRSB

Pat recently took part in the London Marathon for SRSB. ‘Read More’

Simon Wheatcroft (Supporter)

Photograph of Simon running

Simon is a blind runner who is taking part in the Sheffield Half Marathon in May for SRSB. ‘Read More’

Bunmi Sobowale (Supporter)

Photograph of Bunmi

Bunmi is a new supporter of SRSB who has an amazing story. ‘Read More’

Gail Fagan (Client and Volunteer)

Photograph of one of SRSB inspirational client

Gail is an active client and volunteer at SRSB. ‘Read More’

Trina Brown (Client and Volunteer)

Photograph of Trina presenting In Focus Trina is a client of SRSB. She is also a presenter on the In Focus local radio show. 'Read More'

Betsy Wilson (Client and Volunteer)

Photograph of Betsy at SRSB Betsy is one of our clients, but also one of our many colourful and inspirational characters! ‘Read More’

Alan Thorpe (Client)

Alan pictured with his guide dog

Alan is a positive role model and believes that visual impairment shouldn’t stop people from achieving what they want, only that you have to overcome a few limitations. ‘Read More’

 

Jack Wallace (Former Volunteer)

Photo of Jack at an SRSB volunteer party

Jack Wallace was a wonderful volunteer who worked tirelessly for SRSB for many years. ‘Read More’

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sheffield Stays In logo

This is our annual event where we ask the people of Sheffield to 'Stay In' and hold their own event for SRSB

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Photograph of SRSBs Mobile Information Unit on Fargate

Our Community Engagement Team visit organisations and events across Sheffield and South Yorkshire to promote awareness about our services and about eye health

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