News

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

Bright for Sight Night Run Weymouth Success!

Our first ever Bright for Sight Night Run in Weymouth took place on Saturday 13th April along Weymouth Seafront, sponsored by Friths Opticians. 65 runners took on the 5k or 10k challenge, successfully raising just over £1300! The event was kick started with a Zumba warm up by local instructor Lou Sams, getting the runners… Read more »

The Big Give Christmas Challenge Small Charity Award!

We are ecstatic to receive the Small Charity Award from the Big Give Christmas Challenge Awards 2018! The awards recognise the best performing charities that take part in the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign each year. We were eligible for the award by exceeding out fundraising target by almost £3000! The criteria for the… Read more »

E-Newsletter March

Check out our March community news and exciting events in our March E-Newsletter! Click here to subscribe to our monthly newsletter and keep up to date with our community news and events throughout 2019!

Dining in the Dark Success!

Our Dining in The Dark event, held at Escoffier Restaurant and Coastline Brassiere on Thursday 21st March was a hugely successful evening, raising nearly £2000! The successful event was run in association with Bournemouth and Poole College.   Our 42 guests were welcomed to a dimly lit room, to approximate something similar to what it… Read more »

Ferndown Social Club Volunteer Celebration!

The fantastic volunteers at the Ferndown Blind Club, that dedicate their time to support over 40 visually impaired people by running the fortnightly social club, providing and organising transport, organising entertainment and holding a raffle are to be celebrated for their fantastic achievement of long standing voluntary service.  Shelley Newman, the longest volunteer at the… Read more »

Lulworth Castle Motor Show returns for its 5th year!

On Sunday 12th May,  we invite owners of classic & sports cars, motorbikes and all types of motor vehicles to join this years exclusive Lulworth Castle Motor Show. The show promises to be a fantastic day out for all, kicking off with a 20 mile classic and sports car tour across the Dorset countryside from… Read more »

February E-Newsletter

Check out our February community news and exciting events in our February E-Newsletter! Click here to subscribe to our monthly newsletter and keep up to date with our community news and events throughout 2019!

Celebrating 30 years of volunteering!

Shirley Newman, member of the Ferndown Blind Club committee, celebrates her 30th anniversary of volunteering at the club. Shirley is the first point of contact for many of the members that attend the club, volunteering her time to organise and welcome over 40 regular club attendees. Starting in February 1989 she has dedicated her time… Read more »

Unique Dining in the Dark Experience

We are teaming up with catering students at Bournemouth and Poole College to provide a unique Dining in The Dark experience at Escoffier Restaurant and Coastline Brassiere on Thursday 21st March. Our exclusive event is returning for its third year and offers an exciting opportunity to test the senses with an indulgent six-course meal in… Read more »

January E-Newsletter

Check out our 2019 events calendar, community news and exciting opportunities in our January E-Newsletter!  Click here to subscribe to our monthly newsletter and keep up to date with our community news and events throughout 2019!