News

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

Tom Archer’s Gold in Water Skiing

One of our members Tom Archer has recently achieved a GOLD medal in a water skiing competition! He gives us an account of his journey and how he got to win the gold: “‘Over the recent bank holiday weekend, I entered what was only my second water skiing competition. I entered the same competition last… Read more »

August E-Newsletter

Now the end of summer is near, it means that our Bright for Sight Night Run is just two weeks away! Whilst we get ready for Autumn and our exciting events that are just around the corner, such as World Sight Day on the 11th October and our 80s Night at The New Vic in… Read more »

New technology for the visually impaired

The Owlett is a little device that sits in the corner of your room that can help you identify the objects around your house. You can simply place an item in front of it, wait a few seconds, and it will describe it for you in detail. It is able to identify what the object… Read more »

Calling all book lovers!

The Royal Voluntary Service is running a free home library service across Dorset. The scheme operates from most libraries in Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole and involves volunteers bringing a selection of books, large print, DVDs, CDs and audio tapes to people in their homes on a regular basis. Royal Voluntary Service Books on Wheels operates by… Read more »

July E-Newsletter

It’s official! We are now the proud recipients of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services after being awarded it by the Lord Lieutenant of Dorset on Thursday 12th July! Our next celebration event will be our Centenary Ball in October and we can’t wait to get our posh frocks on. We are also very excited to welcome 2… Read more »

Big Give Christmas Challenge Pledges 2018

Can you help us take part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2018? We need a pledge total of £3,750 to move onto the next stage. All we ask is a £100 pledge before the 31st August that does not need to be paid until January 2019! With your support of a pledge we hope to… Read more »

Volunteers Centenary Celebration and Queens Award

On Thursday 12th July 2018 we held our Volunteers Centenary Celebration and were awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Service, recognising the loyalty and hard work of our volunteers. The event was held at Lulworth Castle to congratulate and thank all of our fantastic volunteers that have been doing amazing work for the charity and… Read more »

Success for Visually Impaired people in West Dorset!

An account from our Trustee Sam Cole talking about her inspirational fight to achieve Digital Display and Audible Announcement at bus stops across West Dorset. “It is so lovely to meet up with other groups in the county.  Our Social Eyes Weymouth meet roughly once a year with our equally young at heart mates in… Read more »

Welcome to the team!

We would like to introduce you to our new Community and Corporate Fundraiser, Gareth! No doubt you will meet him very soon on his travels around Dorset or at one of our fundraising events. Want to find out a bit more about him, click here. If you would like to find out more about our… Read more »