News

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

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 »

‘Downton Abbey’ at The Regent Centre

A massive THANK YOU to The Regent Centre who very kindly let DBA take up residency in their foyer over the course of Downton Abbey‘s cinematic run at the venue, so we could carry out bucket collections. Throughout a number of showings during September and October, staff and fundraising volunteers managed to raise a sterling… Read more »

Lending Library

Do you know we have over 1,000 CDs in our audio library that members can borrow, free of charge? Of course we’re always looking for new titles to keep our members entertained, so if you have any unwanted audio books, we’d absolutely love to have them donated to us. We promise they’ll be treasured and… Read more »

National Eye Health Week – Top Tips!

This week is National Eye Health week so perhaps it’s a good time to share FOUR top tips for keeping your eyes in tip-top condition. 1 Eat a healthy, varied diet rich in Vitamin A, C, E and Lutein: such as eggs; oranges; leafy green vegetables (particularly kale and spinach); tomatoes; nuts and seeds. 2… Read more »

Bright For Sight fun run – Boscombe 2019

A massive THANK YOU from all of us here at DBA to all of you who had a hand in making our Bright For Sight fun run last Saturday such a glowing success – you were simply MAGNIFICENT. You know who you are: all those frisky souls who came along to run, walk, skip and amble their… Read more »