Mandy Woodman, CLARITY Welfare Officer writes:
Following the article in my local press (The Braintree and Witham Times), I was asked by the Essex Blind Charity who had read it with interest, to give a talk at their AGM on the 26th October.
I had never done anything like this before, but felt very privileged to be asked. I had not heard about the charity before, but they do good work in providing advice and access to visually-impaired people in Essex by running the Resource Centres and telephone helplines.
I began my speech by talking briefly about my life history and then explaining how difficult it was to find employment and how soul-destroying it is when turned down for jobs; that is, of course, until I discovered CLARITY who provided me with a wonderful opportunity as they do to others, to feel worthwhile and have a sense of purpose again. I gave them information about the company’s success story and how we have promoted it through Vogue Magazine and other sources. I know I had their full attention and left them with a variety of samples of our products and leaflets with information and links to our website.
I enjoyed this experience very much and look forward to promoting CLARITY again soon.