Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Louise Takes the Lead in Helping Others

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Louise Takes the Lead in Helping Others

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A BLIND mum of two is setting aside her own disability to help others become more independent.

Despite being visually impaired from birth and now completely blind, Louise Clarke Sutherland, from Saltburn, works hard to raise funds for charity and is a seasoned supporter of Marske Hall care home.

Last year she zipwired from the Baltic Arts Centre across the Tyne alongside her daughters Charlotte and Francesca and raised more than PS1,000 for the cause And she is now finalising plans for a spring ball at The Spa Hotel in Saltburn to help raise more funds for the charity.

Run by Leonard Cheshire Disability, Marske Hall supports up to 30 residents to be more independent and do things that are important to them.

Money raised at the event will be used to buy specialist equipment to enable users at Marske Hall to access activities to enrich their quality of life. Cash raised from past events has funded holidays and visits from outside companies such as Zoolab. …

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