See the Future charity wins backing of East Devon businesses

09:16 14 February 2014

Leanne Greengrass of See The Future with Pete Chubb, chairman of the East Devon Business Initiative (EDBI).

Leanne Greengrass of See The Future with Pete Chubb, chairman of the East Devon Business Initiative (EDBI).

www.lakesidemedia.co.uk

Fantastic boost for Honiton charity.

Honiton-based charity See the Future has received a fantastic boost after winning the support of an East Devon business networking group.

It has been selected as the East Devon Business Initiative’s (EDBI) chosen charity of the year for 2014.

See the Future was set up by Leanne Greengrass to raise money for research into eye conditions which can lead to sight loss. She was inspired to set up the charity after her mother Jacqueline was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer following a routine eye exam.

Leanne said: “When I heard we had been chosen by the EDBI as their charity of the year I was absolutely thrilled. I know quite a bit about the group as my dad John is a member and he regularly attends their Friday morning meetings at Woodbury Park Golf and Country Club, so there’s a strong family connection already.

“I know that they have raised thousands of pounds for their chosen charities over recent years, and I hope together we can raise a lot of vital funds to support the work of See the Future.

“We’re already talking about ways we can cooperate on a number of events, including See the Future’s Summer Ball, which is planned for September 19, at Woodbury Park.”

The chairman of the EDBI Pete Chubb added: “Members this year voted overwhelmingly to support See the Future after meeting Leanne and hearing her story. We were touched by her dedication and determination to raise awareness of sight conditions and raise money to do something to help.

“Half of all sight loss in the UK is preventable, and we hope our support for See the Future can do something to tackle this issue.”

For more information about See the Future visit www.seethefuture.co.uk, and for information on the East Devon Business Initiative, please go to www.edbi.co.uk

0 comments

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 17:30
The Lions' Santa float could enjoy an even brighter welcome when it visits Colyton again this year. Photo Ian Barradale.

An offer is in place to brighten up the town with new Christmas lights this year.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:59
Pupils at All Saints Primary School celebrate their glowing Ofsted report. Picture CHRIS CARSON

Ofsted inspectors rate it ‘good with oustanding features’

Read more
Yesterday, 11:30
Picture credit: Ministry of Defence/PA Wire

Five candidates for Tiverton and Honiton have been answering questions at various hustings events.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:08
Prime Minister David Cameron (left) and Mayor of London Boris Johnson with 3 year old Stephanie during a General Election campaign visit to Advantage Children's Day Nursery in Surbiton, Surrey. Photo: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

David Cameron is launching the Conservatives’ first English manifesto, with a promise of changes to ensure that English MPs have the final say on income tax rates in England.

Read more
Thu, 15:30
Fire crews pump out the Axminster hair and beauty salon. Picture: CHRIS CARSON

Axminster hair and beauty salon gets a wash and dry

Read more
Thu, 11:30
Anne Barratt receives her BEM fpr services to young people in Dunjeswell at a ceremony at County Hall recently. Ref mhh BEM 4. Picture: Matt Austin

Anne Barratt has been Dunkeswell Youth Club’s chairman since it formed 12 years ago.

Read more
Thu, 07:05
The late Lisa Williamson

Night worker Lisa Williamson may have fallen asleep at the wheel, an inquest is told

Read more
Wed, 15:00
Dan Lavery of the Devon Freewheelers. Ref exe 1256-13-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Devon Freewheelers’ founder Daniel Lavery’s life changed forever in 2005 when his wife, Shelley collapsed while pregnant with their youngest child.

Read more
Wed, 11:30
Mo Ayling, DFW volunteer

Maurice ‘Mo’ Ayling joined Devon Freewheelers three years ago as a fundraiser and rider.

Read more
Wed, 11:30
Mark Newton who has been touring around Britain for two years on his mobility scooter in aid of various charities makes a stop at Honiton Tesco. Mark meets The Baton charity founder, Alan Rowe and Tesco staff Duncan Sheridan-Shaw and Kim Hutchinson. Ref mhh 3163-16-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Mark Newton has already raised more than £43,000 for a clutch of military charities from his travels.

Read more

Local Weather

Rain

Rain

max temp: 15°C

min temp: 5°C

Most Read News

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition today E-edition



Honiton's trusted business finder