Insight Gloucestershire have been in existence since 1858 making us one of the oldest charities in the county!
The RT.HON. Lord Blanesburgh, Chairman of the Ministry of Health Advisory Committee on the Welfare of the Blind, quoted in 1832:
“The affliction of blindness makes an irresistible appeal… The list of those choice spirits who have devoted their lives to the care and education of the blind is as long, and it, too, is limited by no distinctions of race or of creed. In the result, the blind to an astonishing degree have been, and are being, helped to help themselves to be self-reliant and independent, foremost in some walks of life, prominent in many others, efficient in all. The resources now at their service, helped by that strange inward light which seems to cheer and inspire their physically darkened lives, have made of our blind friends to-day the good citizens that they are.”