Epsom woman who saved Sutton Macular Society support group steps down
A woman who saved a sight loss support group from closure is retiring after six years.
Joy Osborn, 76, from Epsom will step down from her position leading the Macular Society’s Sutton support group at their next meeting on 9 September.
The group provides support for people suffering from age-related macular degeneration and helps fund research into the condition which is the biggest cause of sight loss in the UK.
A chronic shortage of volunteers prompted her to get involved in the group. She said "Helping other people is just something I’ve always done, right from when I was at school. It’s one of those things that I enjoy."
Tom McInulty, Macular Society group support and development manager, said: "I want to say a huge thank you to Joy for all the hard work she has put into leading our support group in Sutton. We really appreciate all of her efforts to help people affected by macular degeneration.
The Macular Society’s support group in Sutton meets on the second Monday of each month from 10am until noon at the Friends Meeting House, 10 Cedar Road, Sutton, SM2 5DA.
For more information on the condition or to join a support group contact the charity's helpline on 0300 3030 111 or email email@example.com
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