(by Sophie Day, Andover Advertiser, 18th February)
Older people losing their sight will now be able to benefit from new services thanks to a grant of over £99,000.
Andover-based charity the Macular Society has been awarded a donation of £99,070 from the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Freemasons.
The funding will allow those suffering with macular degeneration able to access a telephone helpline, professional counselling service and befriending scheme.
Emma Malcolm, director of fundraising and marketing at the Macular Society, said: “We’re so grateful to Hampshire and Isle of Wight Freemasons for their generous grant.
“Macular disease is cruel and isolating; it steals your sight, your confidence and the ability to do the things you love.
“But this funding will help us provide…