Bassingbourn’s Nick Burr goes back to school for Cam Sight
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A former student of Bassingbourn Village College has gone back to school, for a special assembly and goalball session
Staff and students at BVC were fortunate enough to be visited by Nick Burr, a former student and now spokesperson for Cam Sight – a charity that supports people of all ages with low vision and blindness across Cambridgeshire.
Nick lost his eyesight overnight five years ago due to cancer.
He told Year 9 students: “Luckily I survived this terrible disease, however it did take my eyesight away. Cam Sight were there to help me and I was a client for several years.
“I then started to volunteer for the charity, then moved onto an internship and then a job offer last year. My role is very varied from holding public talks to at schools and companies to organising fundraising events across Cambridgeshire.”
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Nick explained many of the aids available to blind and partially-sighted people including phone apps and gadgets to help with making a cup of tea. Amber the guide dog was also introduced to students.
A keen sportsman, Nick then led a session of goalball where students took part in a match wearing black-out eye masks and using a ball fitted with a bell.
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