This year's World Sight Day is October 10th and Lions the world over will be organising events to raise awareness of the importance of eradicating preventable blindness. Castle Bromwich & District Lions participated in the global initiative last year helping to educate the public about the importance of proper eye care and regular sight checks which can pick up the early signs of eye problems caused by diseases such as Diabetes and Glaucoma and treat them before sight is compromised.

If you are reading this, it's unlikely that you've experienced a walk around Castle Bromwich without being able to see when you're approaching a road, see who is approaching you or see when there are obstacles in your way. On World Sight Day 2010, Castle Bromwich & District Lions gave local community members the opportunity to discover what it might be like to do all the things you take for granted without sight. Councillor Richards OBE was amoung those who took  part in the challenge, and he was joined by Head Teacher of Castle Bromwich Junior School, Ian Backhouse together with three pupils and President of Castle Bromwich & District Lions, Pat Woolridge.