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Volunteers up for award

Posted on August 20 2010 at 3:18:37

David Richards

Barnt Green residents Wendy Pepper and David Richards have both been nominated for a prestigious national award to recognise the work they do for people with macular disease (MD).

The MDS Awards are run by national charity The Macular Disease Society, and the winners will be presented at the Society’s conference in London on September 25.

Wendy – who is now registered blind after being diagnosed with hereditary condition Sorsby’s Fundus Dystrophy or Juvenile MD – runs the Barnt Green Macular Disease Society support group, which was founded by David more than ten years ago.

“We are thrilled to have been recognised for the hard work we do to help those with MD, but in my opinion, the whole group deserves to win the award. We all contribute to making it a success!” says Wendy.

David adds, “Volunteering for the Macular Disease Society is a very satisfying way to spend your retirement. We meet on the last Friday of each month at the Friends Meeting House in Barnt Green, and new members are always welcome.”

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