Texas Scramble leads the way in NESS autumn events

NESS offers hi-tech training for people with visual or hearing impairment.
NESS offers hi-tech training for people with visual or hearing impairment.

A ‘TEXAS SCRAMBLE’ WILL lead the way to raising funds for an important local support group for deaf and blind people.

North East Sensory Services (NESS), who from their office in Elgin lend support to blind and deaf people through practical and social issues regardless of age.

Saturday, October 1 will see the Texas Scramble event being held at Cullen Golf Course on behalf of the charity, with tee times from 8am following bacon and coffee to see the golfers off – those wishing to take part can book at https://www.brsgolf.com/cullen/opens_home.php.

That will be followed on Sunday, October 9 by a ‘Ladies Fizzy Pamper Day’ at the Eight Acres Hotel and Leisure Club in Elgin.

Beauty treatments are available all day, including head, back and shoulder message, pedicures and manicures, with a delicious afternoon tea served with a complimentary glass of fizz. Guests have full use of the Hotel‘s leisure facility with tickets are just £30 per person. To book contact NESS at 0345 2712345.

Finally, the charity is hosting a quiz night at Elgin City Football club on November 18. Teams are priced at £25 for five people.

The events will help NESS in Moray to continue offering their life-enhancing support to people living with a hearing or sight loss. The charity has a resource centre at Elizabeth House, Victoria Crescent, where people can access talking watches, vibrating alarms and clocks as well as other assistive devices to help with everyday life.

NESS also holds regular IT demonstrations to help clients use magnification software for reading letters as well get comfortable with smartphones for keeping in touch with friends and family. The charity also holds regular coffee mornings and social activities to help those with sight or hearing loss.

Fundraising assistant Bruce Cruickshank said: “The Golf Day and Ladies’ Fizzy Pamper Day are set to be great fun. From sending out audio books to holding lip reading classes, NESS is a vital local service and we are always delighted with the support that we receive from local people.”

For more information or to book, visit www.nesensoryservices.org or call 0345 2712345.

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