News

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

The Tandem Sees The Light of Day

After a little bit of fixing here, a little bit of planning there, and a bit of waiting for a day where constant rain had been kicked into touch, Steve and support rider Mark finally managed to take the tandem out for a spin.   Here they are down at Branksome Chine with Moira, our… Read more »

2019 Motor Show at Lulworth Castle

It’s back – AND BIGGER THAN EVER! Dorset Blind Association’s prestigious Motor Show returns to Lulworth Castle for its 6th year on Sunday 3rd May and it’s set to be bigger than ever before! Welcoming over 3,500 attendees in 2019, this family day out promises to be a fantastic day for all ages; with a… Read more »

Unwanted Christmas Gifts?

Now, whilst Santa is generally VERY GOOD at delivering presents that suit us down to a tee, sometimes the old boy can leave us with a large, ornate wooden seahorse that might be better off with someone else… If this is the case for you, you could certainly do worse than to donate it to… Read more »

Last Shift at the Coalface

It was Ferndown club’s annual Christmas bash on Tuesday, and the final club meeting for three of our magnificent long-serving volunteers: Colin, Monica and Michael. Between the three of them they have clocked up an impressive 50 YEARS at the club – a big THANK YOU to you from all of us at Dorset Blind… Read more »

Something To Celebrate

Well, this is particularly lovely. A poem written by Joyce, who is one of our Poole Social Club members. How magnificent to be appreciated by the people you support 😃   Also, instead of receiving presents for her recent birthday, Joyce asked that donations be made towards DBA and organised a whip-round at her birthday… Read more »

DIVOTS Golf Society Charity of The Year Presentation

Our thanks to the fabulous DIVOTS Golf Society of Came Down Golf Club, who recently presented us with a cheque for £575 at their AGM after raising money for us throughout the year. What’s more, they kindly invited Jim, our fantastic Sight Equipment & Resource Co-ordinator, to indulge in a game at before the cheque… Read more »

The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2019

Well then, ladies and gents: it’s that time of year again… THE BIG GIVE CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE 2019 is here! Well, almost. We’ve got past the pledging stage and so are halfway there. All that’s left now is a week-long window for donations to be made, and if we reach our £5,000 target – this will… Read more »

Waitrose Community Matters Scheme

Are you all familiar with supermarket token schemes? You are! Excellent, then I’ll begin, because today we’re looking at Waitrose.   The message is simple: if you live near a Waitrose, please please please help Dorset Blind Association by filling out one of their Community Matters forms with our details and leaving it with them…. Read more »

Mower Madness Raise £400 For DBA

Our thanks to the lovely folk of Mower Madness for supporting us this past year with their magnificent fundraising efforts. Our Lynne went along to their presentation evening on the weekend and snaffled up a wonderful comedy cheque for £400 – thanks so much, guys and gals! Support from the community is crucial to us here at… Read more »

Emma Fellowes Opens New Poole Charity Shop

Last week, Dorset Blind Association were delighted to welcome Lady Emma Fellowes and husband Julian, who have been patrons of the charity since 2015, to officially open tour new shop in Poole. The shop, which has come into being on the back of a £15,000 grant kindly donated by the Talbot Village Trust, is our… Read more »