A pub in Little Lever is hosting an event especially for customers with visual impairments as a way of raising much-needed funds and awareness for charity.
The Queen Anne has teamed up with the Royal National Institute of Blind People, one of the UK’s leading sight loss charities, to organise a bar sports day of pool, darts and dominoes this Saturday (January 12).
The pub’s resident teams will be donning special goggles to compete against people who have a visual impairment.
Barry Scholes and Lynda Platt who have been running the Thwaites pub for nearly two years said: “One of our regular customers lost his sight and can now only see partial shapes.
“He was keen to organise an event that would raise awareness of the challenges faced by people with visual impairments and raise money for charity.
“Our resident teams will wear these special goggles so they can experience the game through the eyes of someone with sight loss.
“It’s going to be a fantastic event for everyone who takes part or comes along to support, and we are more than happy to support it. We are hoping that it will build into something even bigger in the future.”
Already 45 people have signed up for pool matches and the darts and dominoes challenges are expected to be just as popular.
The afternoon starts at 3pm on Saturday. For more information, visit Queen Anne Little Lever’s Facebook page.