A group in Barrow has joined a nationwide event looking to champion the impact made by small charities.

Small Charity Week is running across the country between Monday, June 24 and Friday, June 28.

This is designed to 'amplify, support and connect' organisations that do not always get the limelight that their efforts deserve.

One such charity joining the campaign is Vision Support Barrow and District, who provide support to adults and children through a range of one-to-one support and group activities to develop and enhance independent living skills and improve resilience.

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Through their 44 bed, registered care home Ostley House, the charity supports older people to live well with sight loss and dementia.

CEO Amanda Bennett said: “It is really important to recognise the work of smaller locally focussed charities, they are connected into their communities, live and work among those who rely on our services and are so often over-looked.

"I want to use Small Charities Week to celebrate the amazing work of smaller sight loss organisations, all over the UK but particularly here in Cumbria.”

The charity is hoping to make use of the week by 'keeping the conversation going', ensuring that smaller charities' work is still highlighted long after.

A small charity is a voluntary organisation with a social or charitable purpose with an annual income of less than £1 million

Sarah Vibert, CEO of NCVO (the National Council for Voluntary Organisations), said: “Small charities are the beating heart of our sector and many communities across the country, but they are facing incredibly challenging times – just as the support they offer is needed more than ever.

"We need a strong and resilient small charity sector, so Small Charity Week is a fantastic moment to help celebrate, recognise and enable small charities to make an even bigger impact in their communities."