On Friday 9th March ten local business teams descended on Bournemouth Square for The Big Row 2018 sponsored by All Seasons Roof. This year we had teams from a variety of industries, from hotels to banks, business consultants to I.T Support and solicitors to conservatory installation companies. The aim for each business was to see… Read more »
Read on to see what’s been happening at Dorset Blind Association and in the community!
As Dorset Blind Association (DBA) prepares to celebrate its 100th birthday and receive the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the charity is looking back on its fascinating evolution, from setting up Braille social centres in both Weymouth and Parkstone in the 1920s, to enabling blind people to even shoot and rock climb today. The founding… Read more »
We hope you’ve had a fantastic Christmas and we wish you all a Happy New Year! We are looking forward to an exciting 2018 as we get ready to celebrate our 100th Birthday. First, banish those January blues by taking up Fitness February! Read more here..
Has your business got what it takes to beat the rest? Rally up your colleagues, challenge your bosses and race against your competitors in Dorset Blind Associations corporate challenge ‘The Big Row 2018’. Each year corporate teams from across Bournemouth and Poole don their sports gear and head to Bournemouth Square in a… Read more »
Firstly, we’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone who supported us in our Big Give Christmas challenge which raised a staggering £23,238.75!! As the end of the year is upon us, we’ve enjoyed looking back over all the fantastic things that have happened here at Dorset Blind Association throughout 2017. Read more here..
Local sight loss charity, the Dorset Blind Association, is thanking one of its most generous corporate supporters, Blue Sky Financial Planning, for help which has enabled the charity to fight back against the thieves which had been targeting valuable equipment on display at its charity shop in Ferndown. The shop in Penny’s Walk in the… Read more »
Double your donation with the Big Give! This year we are once again partaking in the Big Give Christmas Challenge running from the 28th November – 5th December. This challenge means that any donations made online during these dates will be doubled by a match-funder. Help us reach our £9,000 target and the Big Give will turn that into £18,000, enough to fund… Read more »
As the nights start to draw in, we’ve had an incredible last couple of weeks here at Dorset Blind Association. Most noticeably, we had our Masquerade ball which was a huge success raising an astonishing £16,042.30! A huge thank you to our sponsors, Blue Sky Financial Planning, without whom the event would not have been possible. Read more… Read more »
Due to a shortage of volunteers we’ve had to restrict the number of collections we do. We’re desperate for volunteers to help at various bucket and street collections across Dorset to raise vital funds. Please see dates of Christmas collections. If you can help in your area please call Amanda on 01202 712864 or email… Read more »
We hope you’ve had a great summer, we certainly had a memorable one! From our members having a once in a lifetime driving experience at Henstridge Airfield, 100th birthday celebrations and the official opening of our first charity shop, its been a blast! The excitement doesn’t stop there, we’re digging out our posh frocks for the upcoming… Read more »