The Gawler South Office of Beyond Blindness celebrated International Donut Day today with a donut decorating morning tea with some of their members.

A not-for-profit organisation, Beyond Blindness has for the past 85 years provided a range of services to South Australians who are blind or vision impaired. They run programs and services throughout the state, including Gawler and the Barossa.

Local Co-ordinator, Ms Jen Musolino, said their local services and activities include a variety of recreational activities.

“Our mission is to promote independence, dignity and quality of life.” Ms Musolino said.

“Today being International Donut Day, we thought we would have a little bit of fun and decorate our own donuts which were kindly donated by the Gawler South Bakery.”

Local Member of Parliament, Mr Tony Piccolo was invited to join in the fun of the morning tea, and to see and hear about what Beyond Blindness can offer people who are blind or vision impaired.

Mr Piccolo said their services are available to any individual 18 years and older, who are legally blind or vision impaired and reside in South Australia.

“I also understand that Beyond Blindness can provide financial assistance in cases of need, as well as grants and subsides.”

Beyond Blindness in Gawler are looking at engaging new members to come on board and participate in the activities they offer. They are also looking for general volunteers, volunteer drivers and volunteer sight guides.

Ms Musolino said their services are run by volunteers; they are developed by staff and members and then run by volunteers.

“We are keen to extend our services into the Barossa and beyond,” Ms Musolino said.

If anyone would like to know more about what Beyond Blindness offer or wish to volunteer, they should contact them on 8367 6088.