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

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 »

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 »