News

Read on to see what’s been happening at Dorset Blind Association and in the community!

Centenary Ball Celebration!

We held our exclusive Centenary Ball on Saturday 13th October at the Hilton Hotel, Bournemouth. The prestigious 100th Anniversary celebration raised a phenomenal £22,705 on the night: an incredible amount and also the most that we have ever raised in one event! The event was kindly sponsored by our long-running supporter Blue Sky Financial Planning… Read more »

Dorset Blind Celebrates its 100th Birthday Today!

It is Dorset Blind Associations 100th birthday today. Join us in celebrating 100 years of DBA! Thank you to all who have supported us over the years, we look forward to many more years to come!  

September E-Newsletter

As September comes to an end, we can celebrate our recent successes! The Bright for Sight Night Run was our biggest ever, raising just under £3500! We can also the celebrate the success of our member Tom Archer who won a gold medal in water skiing. We were honored to be chosen as one of… Read more »

Bright for Sight Night Run Success!

Our Bright for Sight Night Run took place this year on Saturday 15th September along Boscombe Seafront, sponsored by Parley Optometrists. 120 runners took on the 5k or 10k challenge, making this years event the biggest in the charity’s history, successfully raising just under £3500! The event was kick started with a Clubbercise warm up… Read more »

Andrew Turnbull’s Vision Run

Andrew Turnbull is raising sponsorship for his 5k run in Vienna at the Johnson and Johnson Vision Run on the 23rd September 2018, during the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons’ Congress. Andrew is a eye surgeon and he has kindly chosen to raise his sponsorship in aid of Dorset Blind Association. Andrew says:… Read more »

The Macular Forum

On Saturday 29th September The Macular Forum has a guest speaker, Anthea Cook from Optima Low Vision Services Ltd speaking about low vision assessments, giving general information about eye conditions and techniques to make the best use of vision. If you are interested in attending the talk it is held at Bournemouth Eye Unit Outpatients… Read more »

Tom Archer’s Gold in Water Skiing

One of our members Tom Archer has recently achieved a GOLD medal in a water skiing competition! He gives us an account of his journey and how he got to win the gold: “‘Over the recent bank holiday weekend, I entered what was only my second water skiing competition. I entered the same competition last… Read more »

August E-Newsletter

Now the end of summer is near, it means that our Bright for Sight Night Run is just two weeks away! Whilst we get ready for Autumn and our exciting events that are just around the corner, such as World Sight Day on the 11th October and our 80s Night at The New Vic in… Read more »

New technology for the visually impaired

The Owlett is a little device that sits in the corner of your room that can help you identify the objects around your house. You can simply place an item in front of it, wait a few seconds, and it will describe it for you in detail. It is able to identify what the object… Read more »