The festive season is well and truly upon us now, with the Christmas trees going up, shopping in full swing and festive activities taking place. We are very excited to now be on the Christmas countdown, with the Christmas songs on repeat and the chocolate being eaten. We wish you all an enjoyable festive time…. Read more »
Read on to see what’s been happening at Dorset Blind Association and in the community!
The Big Give Christmas Challenge has officially started! Donate now until Tuesday 4th December to have your donation DOUBLED and help us continue running our social and activity clubs throughout 2019. Watch our video explaining how the Big Give Christmas Challenge and your donation can help us. DONATE NOW
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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!
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 »
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 »