Imagine your life without sight… Sight is so much a part of all our lives, we don’t even notice it until it is severely affected or lost completely. Vision Australia supports thousands of people who have low vision or who are blind to participate in every part of life they choose. Our services focus on three main areas – providing accessible information; advocacy to create equal opportunity; and personalised services to support people’s choices and goals, such as learning new skills, completing everyday tasks, or achieving life milestones like finding employment. We also provide Seeing Eye Dogs, matched to assist individuals who are blind or have low vision to work, travel and socialise independently.
By leaving a gift in your Will to Vision Australia, you can give babies and children who are born blind or have low vision the start in life that they need and deserve. Your gift may help to provide personalised support to older Australians enabling them to remain safely and independently in their homes. Or it may help to provide a whole range of programs and services to people who have been living with blindness or low vision all their lives.
The chances of losing your sight increases dramatically with advancing age. It is expected that more than half a million Australians will be blind or have low vision by 2030. As more people experience vision loss, more people will require Vision Australia’s services. A gift in your Will can provide the support to make a true difference to help those in need over the course of their lifetime. Your gift turns need into hope.
For more information on leaving a gift in your Will to support Australians who are blind or have low vision, or if you are experiencing difficulty with your sight and would like to find out more about whether our services are suitable for you, please contact Vision Australia on 1300 84 74 66 or www.visionaustralia.org