News

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

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 … 

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 »