A charity boss has visited Wellington in his Morris Minor as part of his 1,000 mile farewell tour from the job.

Seeability Chairman Gordon Ilett arrived in the town in the 55-year-old car on Thursday, September 7, when he visited the charity's Wellington residential home, Fiennes House.

Mr Ilett is touring all of charity's locations across the south of England to say goodbye to old friends while raising money for the cause which supports people with learning diabilities and autism who may also have sight loss. He said:

“I want to visit as many of the people we support as possible to thank them and the staff teams for making SeeAbility such a great charity.

“In 15 years as a trustee I’ve met people we support who have become so much more confident and independent - in some cases these have been amazing transformations.

“The organisation has doubled in size in that time and has a significant impact - our special schools eye care programme reaches 3,000 children for example.

“People may not know that SeeAbility works across southern England, and we have all sorts of opportunities to work, volunteer or fundraise for us. Check out www.seeability.org to find out more.”