Club for the blind marks its first year in Crowland

Crowland Social Group for the Blind, 1st birthday party  - guests and leaders
Crowland Social Group for the Blind, 1st birthday party - guests and leaders
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Losing his eyesight four years ago inspired Kevin Day to set up a social group for blind people in his town – and that group has now celebrated its first year.

After the first anniversary party for the the Crowland 
Social Group for the Blind, Kevin said: “After becoming blind, I joined a club in Market Deeping, but it closed down after a short time.

Kevin Day and grandson Elijah

Kevin Day and grandson Elijah

“I was in social isolation, so I decided to form my own club in Crowland. There were only five people in the beginning, and now we’re one of the biggest clubs in the county.”

Some 108 people turned up for the party at Crowland’s Royal British Legion Hall, enjoying a barbecue and birthday cake.

Kevin now has plans to start a new social club for the visually impaired in Spalding, with the first meeting being at the Methodist Church on Broad Street in Spalding, on Monday, July 20.