Purple Tuesday a purple-patch for vista
Yesterday Vista joined Highcross Leicester for their first Purple Tuesday.
Purple Tuesday is the UK's first accessible shopping day, established to recognise the importance and needs of disabled customers and promote inclusive shopping.
Vista joined other Leicester charities, such as FTM Dance, Loros, and AgeUK, talking to people about the need for accessible shopping, how businesses can make shopping as easy as possible, and of course how people can look after their eye health.
Vista were represented by volunteers, interns, and our community staff, talking to the public, answering questions about eye health and giving free eye screenings throughout the day, from 9:30am through to the early evening, talking to dozens of people throughout the day.
From speaking with shoppers of all ages and backgrounds, informing people about the work that Vista do in and around Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland, it was clear that more people are aware about the difficulties faced by those with sight loss, but also that more is being done than ever to alleviate isolation.
We would like to thank the Highcross for organising and hosting the event, with the Beacons and John Lewis lit purple in support of the day, just as they had done for Vista during National Eye Health Week. We greatly appreciated support they have given us and we look forward to keep working together.