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

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 »

Can you pledge as part of the Big Give Challenge 2017?

Each year we take part in a match funding campaign called ‘The Big Give Challenge’ that enables you to DOUBLE your donation PLUS Gift Aid. We’re calling on our supporters to help us once again this year by making a promise of funds (a pledge) to Dorset Blind Association. If we raise £3,750 in pledges… Read more »

July Fundraising E-Newsletter

Our monthly e-newsletter has had a make over, and we hope you like it! We have had a very exciting start to the summer with our Bright for Sight Night Run, support from Weymouth Rotary Club plus lots of upcoming events that we hope you will attend. Find our more.. 

Bright for Sight Night Run raises £3,000!

Our Bright for Sight Night Run returned to Boscombe Seafront on Saturday 24th June as part of Feel Good Festival Dorset. Over 100 runners lit up the night as they took on the 5k or 10k challenge and went Bright for Sight with glow sticks, neon paint, tutus and anything that glows. The event was… Read more »

Dorset Blind Association awarded Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2017.

  Dorset Blind Association has been selected to receive the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2017.  The accolade recognises excellence in voluntary activities carried out by groups in the community and is the highest award given to local voluntary groups.   Dorset Blind Association provides a range of practical services to help people who are… Read more »

May Fundraising E-Newsletter

The weather may be grey outside today, but the sun shone brightly at our classic car event on Sunday! Hear more about it below and how you can help us in your local area here …