Smoking can cause blindness

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Smoking can cause blindness

Copied from the Macular Society Many of the chemicals in tobacco smoke are extremely toxic. These toxic chemicals are then transported to the delicate tissues of the eye through the bloodstream, where they damage the structure of the cells. Cathy Yelf, chief executive of the Macular Society, said: “It is surprising how many people do… Continue Reading Smoking can cause blindness

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Give as you live reminder

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Keep the kids entertained this HalfTerm & raise FREE funds for us whenever you book or shop via @GiveasyouLive https://www.giveasyoulive.com/join/ycss

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New paper money for 2017

The bank of England and the RNIB worked together to develop features to help blind and partially sighted people better identify their money. The New £10 note should start to come into circulation in September 2017 and the £20 in 2020. The new ten pound and twenty pound notes will include a tactile feature created… Continue Reading New paper money for 2017

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Kerb height

Sighted people can see where the pavement ends and the road begins, however a blind person sweeping with a cane can have difficulties if the kerb height is too low.  In Ireland this recently a case went to court, when a new scheme was challenged due to low kerb height. Most claims were ruled out however… Continue Reading Kerb height

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Pavement parking

Guide Dogs have released a video to compliment their latest campaign.  Vehicles being irresponsibly being parked on pavements (pavement parking) is becoming more prevalent and causing problems for wheelchair users and visually impaired people. Take a look at the video.

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Tour De Yorkshire 2017

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Pictured below is the YCSS team on Marine Drive Scarborough,  prior to the sprint to the finish on Royal Albert drive. Thankfully there was no crash! The tandem in the foreground is a new purchase which allows blind and visually impaired YCSS members to cycle once more. Once again thanks go to Scarborough and Ryedale… Continue Reading Tour De Yorkshire 2017

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First Impressions of YCSS

Annette Witney is a member of Yorkshire Coast Sight Support, in this short video she explains how she became visually impaired and what she thinks of the support she has received.

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What would you miss…

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If you lost your Sight. It is predicted that by 2020 the number of people with sight loss will rise to over 2,250,000 [RNIB] many people have said they would rather lose a limb than go blind. What do you do now that you might not be able to do if you could not see?… Continue Reading What would you miss…

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Opening Times Over Christmas

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Yorkshire Coast Sight Support will be closed to Members from 23 December and re open on the 3rd January.   All of he staff would like to wish everyone a Happy and safe Christmas

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Christmas singalong

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Yorkshire Coast Sight Support members were treated to a Christmas singalong with Northstead Community Primary school today, everyone had a great time. The children after entertaining the adults with their angelic singing, all went away with a goody bag. We are already looking forward to next year. Well done children.

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