Published 12 April 2024

Councillor Lawrence O’Neill has been nominated to the Board of Blindcraft Trust to promote the interests of blind and partially sighted people across West Dunbartonshire.

The Trust works to advance the education of all people who are blind or visually impaired with a specific focus on children up to the age of 19 who have a right to statutory education; to relieve poverty among those with visual impairments and to promote, establish and/or support other projects and programmes of a charitable nature.

All local authorities have a legal duty to support the welfare of blind and partially sighted residents, and Lawrence O’Neill will be West Dunbartonshire Council’s representative.

If the appointment is confirmed by the Trust, he will be delegated to attend the Trust’s two meetings each year and assist in making judgement on applications to the Trust’s funds.

Councillor Lawrence O’Neill, who represents Kilpatrick Ward, said: “It is a privilege to be nominated to serve on the Blindcraft Trust. It is vitally important that the interests of all from our society are appropriately represented and that steps are taken to ensure that everyone has a voice.

“I look forward to getting involved and promoting the interests of those in our community who are blind or partially sighted.”