The official announcement was made at HERIB’s recent Annual General Meeting where the author talked about her thirty year association with the charity and her new book, No Place for a Woman, which is released on 20th October.
Sandra Ackroyd, Chief Executive of HERIIB, added:
“We are delighted that Val has so kindly agreed to become our Vice President, her support means a great deal to us. We look forward to working with her in the future to help us make an even greater impact in improving the lives of visually impaired people.”
“HERIB and I have had a very long association and as a supporter of all the work they and many other charities do,” said Val Wood. “I am delighted and thrilled to be invited to become Vice President and gratified to think they have put their trust in me to fulfil the role.”
HERIB supports around 2,300 people each year in Hull and East Yorkshire offering both practical and social support services to help blind and partially sighted people to live as independently as possible.
The announcement of Val Wood’s appointment as Vice President crowns a busy week for HERIB. On Monday it was announced that the charity’s “A Sight to Behold” art project is to receive funding from the Creative Communities Programme as part of Hull UK City of Culture 2017 celebrations.
The charity has also been taking part in a number of promotional events as part of National Eye Health Week and on Saturday will hold its annual Tandem Sky Dive event at Hibaldstow Airfield.
HERIB’s 2016 annual review was also published this week.