RNIB Cymru volunteer loves helping blind and partially sighted people

Post date: 
Friday, 2 June 2017

After losing her husband and finding out she had a visual impairment, Peggy Walters from Swansea felt she needed some support and was wondering what she could do to fill the loss of her husband. RNIB had just started a group in the library and Peggy thought why not? 

“I like talking and making new friends. Making new friends in your 70’s is amazing! Soon after I joined RNIB I started volunteering”.

Peggy’s volunteering roles to date are Office Admin, Telephone Befriending and helping with the Social and Support Groups.

“I love being with people and taking them under my wing. Finding out you are blind or partially sighted can knock your confidence, I feel it is so important to help and encourage people to not give up”.

Not only is Peggy helping others whilst volunteering but it has given her a huge social life.

“Just this week I’ve already been swimming, I’ve been to the book club and I’ve been to the Swansea Steering Group for the visually impaired, that I’m part of”.

Peggy’s favourite part of volunteering is seeing the positive change in people.

“Seeing people that a few months ago were quite shy starting to come out of their shell, is amazing!”.     

If you are interested in volunteering for RNIB Cymru click on https://www.rnib.org.uk/volunteering

Contact: Richard Timothy Bilingual Communications Manager on 02920 828563 or [email protected]