We have local groups across the UK that offer practical and emotional peer support for people with macular disease. Groups typically meet monthly and invite guest speakers, run social events, arrange outings and holidays, fundraise, help raise awareness of macular disease, get involved in campaigns and work with local eye care professionals.
There are also groups aimed specifically at younger, working-age people with macular conditions, called W@M (pronounced Wham), which is short for Working At Macular. These groups typically meet in the evenings or at weekends in cafes or pubs.
You can help your local group in a variety of ways, depending on their needs and how much time you can give. Examples of how group volunteers help range from making tea and coffee at group meetings, taking monthly meeting fees, helping to organise group outings and social events, and taking part in awareness events.
To find out how you can support your local group get in touch via our contact form
To find your local group visit: www.macularsociety.org/groups