Mary White, who has been volunteering for more than 20 years, made the 60 mile trek from Sandhead, Wigtownshire to Crossmichael, Stewartry to meet Mary, who she has been speaking with on the telephone to provide emotional support and company. The two then attended Visibility's Castle Douglas Support Group together for the first time.
Mary White said: "It was so wonderful to finally meet Mary. She's just as I expected. We hit it off straight away on the phone, and talk regularly about our families and what we've been up to. My husband had Macular Degeneration before he passed, so I can relate to what Mary's going through. I usually support the Visibility group in Stranraer, but when I heard Mary wanted to get along to her nearest group in Castle Douglas, I just had to take the opportunity to come and meet her. I'm just so pleased, it's been a great day. Neither of us have stopped smiling! I'm extremely grateful to Visibility for helping facilitate this."