seescape welcomes new Board members

1st October 2019

To continue with its vision of empowering people with sight impairment to lead an independent life, seescape has appointed a new Chair and two new Trustees.

Doug Stalker, brings over 40 years’ experience working as a civil servant and took up the post as Chair this month.

He is supported by new Trustees Kevin Norris – a member of Scottish Government Ministerial Trade Board and Fiona Dewar, a senior commercial executive, who contributed significantly to the growth and profitability of one of Scotland’s most successful and respected SMEs.

The charity, based in Kirkcaldy’s Wilson Avenue, rebranded last year following 150 years as Fife Society for the Blind as it expanded its horizons for those with visual impairment.

seescape helps over 4,000 people each year and aims to make the lives of those with sight impairment more fulfilled by empowering them to live and interact with their families, their communities and surroundings in a positive way.

It does this by giving people access to support services, new technology, social groups and befriending; and Scotland’s only social enterprise Optician service.

Following the appointment of Kevin and Fiona, seescape is still looking for additional Trustees to join the Board.

Carl Hodson, Chief Executive of seescape, said: “We are delighted to welcome Doug, Kevin and Fiona and are looking for more trustees to work with our existing board, our staff and volunteers to support us in our drive to deliver a robust, financially sustainable and relevant service that reaches out to as many people as possible.

“In particular, we are interested in hearing from people in the Fife area, with an interest in what we do either through a work connection, life experience or an interest in trustee work.

He added: “At seescape, we provide a full rounded sight support service, looking after people from early intervention to referral and throughout their life. We want to find trustees who passionately believe in the service we provide and the importance of helping those with sight impairment to be active members of the community.”

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