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Press Release – NFBUK employs Development Worker

The National Federation of the Blind (NFBUK) are delighted to welcome Sarah Gayton as their new Development Worker. Sarah officially takes up her post on Monday 20th April.

Sarah is well known for her campaigning work on behalf of the Federation on Shared Spaces. She is a very energetic and highly motivated person who likes to get things done and achieve positive outcomes. Over the next few weeks Sarah will be making contact with members and other organisations.

Bill Campbell, General Secretary, said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for the Federation to make its mark at both local and national levels by re-establishing our rightful place at the heart of the blind and partially sighted sector of society in this country.”

Sarah Gayton said: “‘I am so honoured to be joining the National Federation of the Blind of the UK and to work with some of the most inspirational, determined and engaging blind and partially sighted people in the country The position will allow me to focus on key issues members have and help turn them into dynamic campaigns to bring about positive change in all levels of society for blind and partially sighted people. I am particularly keen to start work on encouraging a new generation group of members within NFBUK to help it give a voice to younger blind and partially sighted people in the UK. I am keen to build partnerships with public, private and voluntary sector and welcome any ideas and cooperation people and organisations want with this new and exciting role. I really cannot wait to get started!”

About Us:

The National Federation of the Blind of the United Kingdom (NFBUK) was founded in 1947 by blind, deaf-blind and partially sighted people and is an independent, non-political, self-help campaigning pressure group and registered charity. Today we are still run by blind, deaf-blind and partially sighted people! We campaign to improve the overall welfare and quality of daily life for all sensory impaired people and those whose sight impairment is part of multi disability.

For further information please contact:

NFBUK, 215 Kirkgate, Wakefield, WF1 1JG

tel:01924 291313

email:admin@nfbuk.org

web:www.nfbuk.org

Public Relations Officer – Val Humphries: valbear2@sky.com