Ian Austin

Independent for Dudley North

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Austin joins in family fun to promote sight loss charities

Dudley MP Ian Austin will take part in a local activity day for families with visually impaired children.

Austin will attend the Beacon Centre Family Activity Day from 12pm at Beacon Centre, Wolverhampton Road East, Wolverhampton, WV4 6AZ.

The Family Day will run from 10am until 3pm with a number of activities on offer including a guide dog experience and a children’s sports activity and art session.

The event is being run by the Beacon Centre, Blind Children UK and the National Guide Dog Charity and is open to all families that have a child with a visual impairment.

Austin has worked hard to support local sight loss charities for a number of years. He recently took part in a blindfold walk challenge organised by the Beacon Centre to experience the everyday life of a blind person in Dudley town centre. He has also previously backed a campaign by Guide Dogs to improve blind people’s access to support and services.

Ian Austin said:

“The Beacon Centre is a brilliant and unique charity here in Dudley, and I will continue to work with them to improve accessibility and support for local blind people.

“I think this Family Activity Day is a great way of bringing together local families who have children affected by sight loss.

“I’m really looking forward to meeting some of them and joining in the activities at the event.”

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