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Christmas glitter shines

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November 09, 2017

Sabac on High's Chris Wilcox with Vision Australia volunteer Shirley Hunt.

Sharon Snelson and Helen O'Brien check out some decorations.

Mary Morris, Kath O'Keeffe, Pat Nanninga, Bev Grant and Judith Goodson holding 'Charlie Bears'.

Shepparton’s one-stop Christmas shop provided Vision Australia clients with a fantastic sensory experience when they visited the store this week.

Sabac on High hosted the clients along with Vision Australia staff and volunteers where they looked around the store, shopped and enjoyed morning tea.

Vision Australia volunteer Shirley Hunt said they tried to take clients on an outing once each month.

‘‘We have an interest group for people who are blind or have low vision which operates twice each week on Mondays and Wednesdays,’’ she said.

‘‘And usually about once each month we try to have an outing and do something else.’’

Sabac on High’s Chris Wilcox said it was the brightness, colour and movement that provided such an enjoyable sensory experience for the Vision Australia clients.

She said they began purchasing their extensive range of Christmas decorations in February.

‘‘Things have to come from overseas,’’ she said.

‘‘We’ve got everything from collectors’ items to cheaper, well-priced gifts.’’

With more than 70 different varieties of Christmas baubles alone, the store has thousands of Christmas-related items in stock.

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