Jim enjoying bird song in his garden


Wakefield resident Jim, a widower with aged-related macular degeneration, has found new hobbies since he lost his sight, including painting and learning how to use Zoom! Jim has been volunteering with Wakefield District Sight Aid and befriends 7 people - during Covid-19 he has been phoning them once a week to help combat loneliness. Son of a miner, Jim has had a rich and varied career, including working as an engineer with the RAF in Kuala Lumpur. During Covid-19 he has enjoyed sitting in the garden and with fewer cars on the road, has been able to listen to blackbirds talking to each other!

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