News

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

We need your help this Christmas!

We are aiming to make the lives of our members happier this Christmas by continuing to provide the vital 25 social and activity clubs across the county. The clubs provide over 450 blind and partially sighted people with much needed friendships and peer support to relieve isolation and prevent loneliness. Almost two-thirds of people registered… Read more »

The sky is the limit for our supporters!

Katherine, a local visually impaired member and supporter of Dorset Blind Association, recently pushed herself to the limit and jumped out of a plane to support the local charity! Here at Dorset Blind Association we believe that sight should not mean missing out and actively encourage our members to take part in social clubs and… Read more »

Our Second charity shop officially opened in Christchurch!

Lord Lieutenant of Dorset, Angus Campbell, officially opened our second charity shop on Monday 29th October, in Saxon Square, Christchurch. On the opening of the shop he said: “It is great to have been asked to open the second of the shops, which is one of many more to come… It shows a lot of… Read more »

October E-Newsletter

This month has been extremely busy with events and activities as we officially celebrated our 100th anniversary with our exclusive Centenary Ball at the Hilton, Bournemouth. Also during October, we have been kindly supported by the community in many different ways. To read more click here.  Subscribe to our monthly newsletter here.

Centenary Ball Celebration!

We held our exclusive Centenary Ball on Saturday 13th October at the Hilton Hotel, Bournemouth. The prestigious 100th Anniversary celebration raised a phenomenal £22,705 on the night: an incredible amount and also the most that we have ever raised in one event! The event was kindly sponsored by our long-running supporter Blue Sky Financial Planning… Read more »

Dorset Blind Celebrates its 100th Birthday Today!

It is Dorset Blind Associations 100th birthday today. Join us in celebrating 100 years of DBA! Thank you to all who have supported us over the years, we look forward to many more years to come!  

September E-Newsletter

As September comes to an end, we can celebrate our recent successes! The Bright for Sight Night Run was our biggest ever, raising just under £3500! We can also the celebrate the success of our member Tom Archer who won a gold medal in water skiing. We were honored to be chosen as one of… Read more »

Bright for Sight Night Run Success!

Our Bright for Sight Night Run took place this year on Saturday 15th September along Boscombe Seafront, sponsored by Parley Optometrists. 120 runners took on the 5k or 10k challenge, making this years event the biggest in the charity’s history, successfully raising just under £3500! The event was kick started with a Clubbercise warm up… Read more »

Andrew Turnbull’s Vision Run

Andrew Turnbull is raising sponsorship for his 5k run in Vienna at the Johnson and Johnson Vision Run on the 23rd September 2018, during the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons’ Congress. Andrew is a eye surgeon and he has kindly chosen to raise his sponsorship in aid of Dorset Blind Association. Andrew says:… Read more »

The Macular Forum

On Saturday 29th September The Macular Forum has a guest speaker, Anthea Cook from Optima Low Vision Services Ltd speaking about low vision assessments, giving general information about eye conditions and techniques to make the best use of vision. If you are interested in attending the talk it is held at Bournemouth Eye Unit Outpatients… Read more »