We are pleased to announce that over the last year Armstrong Foulkes has raised over £950 for a local charity, Teesside and District Society for the Blind. In addition to our “Trick or Treat Tombola” at Halloween and regular “dress down days” we’ve received significant contributions from staff, clients and friends of Armstrong Foulkes. Centre Manager, Rona Ashton thanked us for our tremendous effort and explained “the money raised will be put towards our costs for providing social activities for the blind and partially sighted people living in the Teesside area.”
The charity was brought to our attention by one of our client’s who suffered sudden blindness as a result of negligent medical treatment. In 2010 she developed a recurrence of a condition she had suffered 20 years previously, benign intracranial hypertension. This can cause damage to the optic nerves and consequently visual problems. A simple lumbar puncture would have revealed this and surgery would have halted the progression of her condition but the diagnosis was missed for over 1 year by which time, surgery was too late and our client lost her sight in her mid 60s.
The Blind Centre made a huge difference to our client in that she was able to meet and socialise with people who were similarly affected. She enjoys regular days out and even holidays with the centre. She said in the early days it gave her a reason to get up in the morning. If you are interested in learning more about the charity please look at their website at www.teessideblind.co.uk
Injuries which arise from negligent medical treatment can be devastating and life changing. If you have suffered physically or psychologically as a result of poor medical treatment, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Ashleigh Holt – June 2017