COMPUTER training is being provided for visually-impaired people in Chester and Ellesmere Port.
Sessions run by the Chester & District Federation of the Blind are taking place at The Hope Centre in Western Avenue, Blacon, Chester on Tuesday afternoons but groups also meet at Ellesmere Port and Neston.
The IT sessions are provided in collaboration with West Cheshire College. Various social clubs are affiliated to the federation and provide activities for members such as walks and trips.
The new charity hopes to open a charity shop in Ellesmere Port to help finance its services.
More than £1,000 was raised during a recent street collection in Chester and other fundraising events are planned.
Secretary Mike Fair, who used to work for the Vision Support charity in Chester, said the two groups may be able to collaborate in future.
He said: “At the end of the day we are both providing services for people who have got no sight or very little sight.”
To find out about the group’s activities and for more information contact Mike, who is also a trustee of the charity, on 07804 855 834.