About us

Early Days

Moorvision was set up as a voluntary group in Jan 2007 by Laura Hughes, now the Charity's Managing Director, having realised the lack of information and support as a parent herself of a child with vision impairment (now aged 21!) in rural Devon. The group started with five families and has grown quickly since that time. 

Our families

Moorvision currently has over 200 families receiving support, who have children with a wide range of vision impairments and many with additional needs. We also have a small group of parent/carers with vision impairment. Our families mostly come from Devon, including Torbay and Plymouth, and Cornwall, with a few from Somerset and Dorset.


Pic 1. Boy with glasses on the grass. Pic 2. Girl with glasses in wheelchair. Pic 3. Teenage girl with glasses, smiling.

Staff, Trustees and Volunteers

Moorvision is run by a small but close-knit team of staff and overseen by our board of trustees (all parent/carers of children with vision impairments, young people with vision impairments and vision impairment professionals). We also have volunteers who assist with activities and administration.

Meet The Team

Laura - Laura set up Moorvision in 2007 and is our managing Director 

Ali - Ali is our Finance and Fundraising Administrator

Hannah - Hannah is our Family Engagement Coordinator and joined Moorvision in 2020

Kat - Kat is the newest member of our team and is our Activities Coordinator.