Amy Pearman smiling, with shoulder length, straight, blonde hair. Amy is wearing glasses and an black blouse which has small, red flowers on it.What’s your professional background?

I started my career in the hospitality and events industry but quickly realised that my training and experience could support organisations to make a difference in local communities. Nearly 20 years later, I have worked in a number of third sector organisations including hospices and supporting young people at risk of homelessness. I moved to the sight loss sector in 2015, initially, as part of Cumbria Societies for the Blind and then as Service Manager at Sight Advice South Lakes. I have a passion for engaging young people in physical activity, which includes junior fell running coaching and being a committee member for a local grassroots football club.

What do you like most about working for Visionary?

Being part of a huge team which spans across all the regions and countries of the UK. I love how Visionary offers such as diverse support to our members, partners, the sector and ultimately contributing to service people living with sight loss or visual impairment.

Why work in the VI sector?

Having worked in a number of different sectors and what always strike me as different about this sector is we work together and support each other, everyone has the same ultimate goal of making a difference to the lives of people living with sight loss.

If you could be anywhere on Friday afternoon where would it be?

Going on a run or walk in the Lakeland fells with my family and dog in tow.

 

 

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