Birthday bonanza for Highbridge charity

PUBLISHED: 18:00 30 November 2010

15th birthday celebration of National Blind Children's Society, charity based in Bradbury House, Market St, Highbridge. Clients and families with NBCS staff and Somerset VI Service.

15th birthday celebration of National Blind Children's Society, charity based in Bradbury House, Market St, Highbridge. Clients and families with NBCS staff and Somerset VI Service.

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A HIGHBRIDGE-based charity welcomed dozens of users and their families through its doors to celebrate its 15th birthday on Saturday (Nov 27).

15th birthday celebration of National Blind Children's Society, charity based in Bradbury House, Market St, Highbridge. Clients and families with NBCS staff and Somerset VI Service.

The National Blind Children’s Society was originally set up by Burnham entrepreneur Rod Carne, who is partially-sighted, in 1995, and now helps children across the country.

The special open day at the charity’s Market Street headquarters featured workshops about the charity’s range of services, such as family support, educational advocacy and customised large-print books.

Mr Carne said: “It’s really good that the charity is expanding, and continuing to do all the good things it’s doing.

“It’s great that something you started is doing all the good it is and helping everyone as it is.”

NBCS spokesman Joanna Roughton said: “We’re very pleased because lots of families went and learned from our various workshops about what we can do.”

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