Beacon thanked its supporters and volunteers today by treating them to pancakes at its HQ on Wolverhampton Road East.

Donators, volunteers, Mayor and Mayoress of Dudley and other supporters were given the tasty dessert with various toppings at Beacons restaurant to thank everyone for their continued support. In addition, everyone had a chance to look around Beacon and witness first hand all the ways the charity supports people living with sight loss.

Beacon CEO, Lisa Cowley, said: “We are always grateful for the continued support from the local community. But this year we wanted to treat our supporters and volunteers and thank them in person – without whom we couldn’t exist. So, what better way than buttering them up with pancakes.”

With another packed year ahead, the charity also took the chance to share news of upcoming events and latest developments.

The Mayor and Mayoress of Dudley, Alan and Winifred Taylor, also joined the event. The Mayor added: “I can’t believe it’s pancake Tuesday again – honestly, it just crêped up on me. Seeing so many supporters in one venue all praising Beacon is amazing. We know the charity works hard across the region and is always looking to raise awareness, but it’s nice to see them giving something back and thanking everyone in person.” 

Lisa added: “Today is also about showing the flip side of Beacon. By inviting our supporters and volunteers in they can witness the amazing we do here at our HQ. We want to ensure the work we do makes a visible difference and has an impact on our community.”