Swindon Lions Club recognised Lions World Sight Day by holding a 'Blind-Folded Lunch' at the Biplob Restaurant Wood Street, writes Lion Maurice Watson.
Mayor of Swindon councillor Steve Wakefield, was guest of honour, with members of the club and guests. All who enjoyed an excellent curry at their meal blindfolded, so as to experience the problems that blind people encounter when eating.
Lions Clubs worldwide are recognised for its service to the blind and visually impaired. The involvement began through a challenge issued in 1925 by Helen Keller, for Lion's to become 'The Knights of the Blind in the Crusade against darkness.' In 1930 Lion's introduced the White Cane which is still in use today.
Lion's World Sight Day, was launched in 1998 as a global event to focus attention on the problem of preventable blindness. The shocking facts are that every 5 seconds one person in the world goes blind and a child every minute.
The money raised along with a large donation from Mr Ali of Biplob Restaurant, will go to one of the Lion's eye charities. If you are interest to know more about the work that Swindon Lions Club do or you are interested in becoming a member, call Lion Maurice Watson on 01793 881308 or e-mail: email@example.com