News

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

Thieves beware, we are watching you!

Local sight loss charity, the Dorset Blind Association, is thanking one of its most generous corporate supporters, Blue Sky Financial Planning, for help which has enabled the charity to fight back against the thieves which had been targeting valuable equipment on display at its charity shop in Ferndown. The shop in Penny’s Walk in the… Read more »

The Big Give 2017

Double your donation with the Big Give! This year we are once again partaking in the Big Give Christmas Challenge running from the 28th November – 5th December. This challenge means that any donations made online during these dates will be doubled by a match-funder. Help us reach our £9,000 target and the Big Give will turn that into £18,000, enough to fund… Read more »

November Fundraising E-Newsletter

  As the nights start to draw in, we’ve had an incredible last couple of weeks here at Dorset Blind Association. Most noticeably, we had our Masquerade ball which was a huge success raising an astonishing £16,042.30! A huge thank you to our sponsors, Blue Sky Financial Planning, without whom the event would not have been possible. Read more… Read more »

We need help with bucket collections!

Due to a shortage of volunteers we’ve had to restrict the number of collections we do. We’re desperate for volunteers to help at various bucket and street collections across Dorset to raise vital funds. Please see dates of Christmas collections. If you can help in your area please call Amanda on 01202 712864 or email… Read more »

October Fundraising E-Newsletter

We hope you’ve had a great summer, we certainly had a memorable one! From our members having a once in a lifetime driving experience at Henstridge Airfield, 100th birthday celebrations and the official opening of our first charity shop, its been a blast! The excitement doesn’t stop there, we’re digging out our posh frocks for the upcoming… Read more »

Dorset and Somerset Blind members go full speed ahead!

‘Get in the car, close your eyes and put the pedal to the metal!’ Not normally advisable and slightly scary for any passengers. But that is exactly what 25 blind and partially sighted members from Dorset Blind Association and Somerset Sight did on Sunday 17th September.   The two sight loss charities teamed up in… Read more »

September Fundraising E-Newsletter

The red carpets were rolled out for our Film Premiere on Monday, Julian and Emma Fellowes cut the ribbon at our official charity shop opening in August – What a month we have had here at Dorset Blind Association. Read on to find out more and see what else we are up to. Find out more…… Read more »

Our Dorset Film Premiere raises £8336.00!

On Monday 11th September the red carpet was rolled out at The Regent Centre in Christchurch for the Dorset Premiere of the film Victoria and Abdul. This exclusive event was in aid of Dorset Blind Association and was kindly sponsored by Blue Sky Financial Planning. It welcomed a sell out audience of over 300 people… Read more »

Julian and Emma Fellowes officially opens first charity shop of its kind in Ferndown

Lord Julian Fellowes and Lady Emma Kitchener Fellowes officially opens first Dorset Blind Association charity shop of its kind in Penny’s Walk, Ferndown, marking a new dimension to both the work and the fundraising of Dorset Blind Association. Lord and Lady Fellowes, patrons of Dorset Blind Association since 2015, officially opened Dorset Blind Association’s first… Read more »