Who We Are

We are a user led organisation with a membership of 1100 visually impaired people living in the York area.  Membership is free, and gives an entitlement to vote at our Annual General Meeting and elect the members of our governing body (trustees).

Our Board of Trustees has 10 members and we strive to ensure that half of the Board are people with personal experience of sight loss.

We are grateful to be supported in our work by the Big Lottery Fund and we are proud recipients of  The Duke of York Community Initiative Award and the Mentoring and Befriending Approved Provider status.

Jim Wallace


Jim has recently retired as Finance Director of a group of bus companies. He has been a trustee since 2014 and has been Chair for 2 years.

Karen Froggatt

Chief Executive

Our Chief Executive is Karen Froggatt. Karen has significant experience in the Charity sector most recently as Group Head of Volunteering at RNIB.  She was previously a Director at Victim Support  and part of the Corporate Management Team with specific responsibility for service delivery and operations in the North of England..