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

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 … 

YMCA Bournemouth and Dorset Blind Association launch health & wellbeing festival

YMCA Bournemouth and Dorset Blind Association have launched their Feel Good Festival taking place on Saturday 24th June at Boscombe Pier. This charity partnership brings together the local community, businesses and charities for a day of fun fitness activities. The festival opens at 11am and runs until 11pm with various free activities for the whole… Read more »

March Fundraising E-Newsletter

What a busy month it’s been here at Dorset Blind Association, with lots of kind community and business support and the completion of many Fitness February challenges! A huge well done to everyone that took part, including our very own Community Support Worker, Leah! More…  

Rowing to raise funds for blind and visually impaired people in Dorset

Dorset Blind Association are seeking rowers and fitness fans to join them in Bournemouth Square on Friday 7th April, to carry out their Virtual Row Challenge. Teams of 4-6 people will be competing to row 10,000 meters on a rowing machine quicker than any other team, while individuals can attempt to row the fastest 250… Read more »

“Alexa, Play Elton John..”

Another Christmas and another tough decision. What to buy your visually impaired family member. They probably have a drawer of 30 identical socks, so that cleverly any two randomly selected make a pair, right? Well this year the retail giant Amazon came to the rescue… A new voice-controlled virtual assistance device called the Echo Dot,… Read more »

We want to thank our kind supporters who helped us raise £28,000 in two days

DBA staff say thank you

The local community helped us smash our target in the two-day Big Give Christmas Challenge.  Online donations to the charity via the Big Give website on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th December were matched by Candis magazine. The match funds plus Gift Aid mean a whopping total of £28,110; exceeding the £25,000 target needed to fund our 25… Read more »