IT WILL be a busy time for the Macular Society Barnt Green Support Group with its monthly meeting and the condition’s awareness week just days later.
The next get-together – on Friday (June 24) – will see David Fuller return to do another of his music quizzes.
Then on June 27 – the first day of Macular Week – Wendy Pepper, who lost her driving licence 18 years ago at the age of 54 because of her deteriorating eyesight, will be taking part in a Super Car Day. She is very excited to be driving an Aston Martin, one way of raising awareness of the condition which affects more than 600,000 people and is the leading cause of sight loss in the UK.
The group will also be holding two awareness days. The first will be in the atrium of Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital from 9am to 5pm on June 29 and then there will be another one on July 2 from 10am to 5pm at Webbs Garden Centre in Wychbold.
The Macular Society recently launched a YouTube video ‘Say Hello to Mac’ produced by Aardman the creators of Wallace and Gromit.
For more information visit www.macularsociety.org or call Wendy on 0121 445 1585, Alan on 01527 877864 or the Macular Society help line on 0300 303 0111.