CHLOE’s Fight For Sight campaign has received support from the kind-hearted people of Eastbourne.
Last week the Herald reported how 19-year-old Chloe Laslett had lost her sight due to a genetic illness but was determined to live life to the full despite her blindness.
Chloe has no central vision and limited peripheral vision.
However she has now gone back to catering college to complete her course and recently received top grades in a practical cooking test.
Chloe, who has been involved in Guiding for most of her life, has also continued teaching the young Brownies who were unaware she was blind.
The inspirational young woman captured the hearts of locals who have been responding to the campaign since it appeared in the newspaper.
The treasurer of Chloe’s Fight For Sight said he received the first response the day after the story appeared in the newspaper.
An anonymous person dropped in a bag of classical CDs for Chloe because she has found a love of music since she lost her sight.
Richard Nunney, the treasurer who has been receiving the donations, said, “We have been very pleased with the response.
“Each day since the article we have had some post for Chloe’s Fight For Sight.”
The money raised will go towards helping find a treatment abroad. If there is no treatment available, the money will help to make Chloe’s life easier.
Chloe and her family have thanked their friends, family and everyone who has supported them.
To help the fund send a cheque, made payable to Chloe’s Fight For Sight, to Richard and Angie Nunney, 14 Gloucester Close, Willingdon, BN22 OJT.