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 »
Read on to see what’s been happening at Dorset Blind Association and in the community!
To try and help fund the ongoing delivery of its services in the community, the charity recently opened its first ever charity shop, on Penny’s Walk in Ferndown. But this first venture into the world of charity shops is currently being spoiled and marred by the unwanted attention of a particularly nasty breed of individuals… Read more »
‘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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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..
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 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 »