Firstly, we are sending our best to everyone who has been impacted by COVID-19 and hope you are all well and keeping yourselves – and everyone else – safe during these strange times. Ultimately, most important thing is for us all to play our part in helping to slow and stop the spread of this virus so life can start to return to normality as soon as possible.
With this in mind, and the probability of a nationwide lockdown looking more likely day by day, yesterday morning we made the decision to cancel the upcoming Dorset Blind Association Motor Show on Sunday 3rd May 2020 and started the long process of contacting all attendees and volunteers. We know you will understand that it is a decision that was made following much thought and with everyone’s best interests at heart. Indeed, with last night’s announcement of a UK lockdown, the decision whether or not to cancel would have been taken out of our hands anyway.
As the Motor Show is the largest and most important event in our fundraising calendar, welcoming over 3,500 people last year and massively helping to increase our profile within the county and beyond, its cancellation will inevitably have a big financial impact upon Dorset Blind Association. In turn, this will negatively impact our ability to continue running and offering vital services to the local community during what is already a very challenging time for charities, and especially smaller, local ones like DBA.
Your support at this time would be hugely appreciated by ourselves and the vulnerable people we support throughout the county. These are testing times for everyone, but if you are able to donate, we would be immensely grateful. We receive no support from the government and 100% of what we do is only made possible by the generosity of our supporters, so your gesture really would go a long way in helping us to keep our services going at this difficult time.
We are in the process of setting up a DONATE button on Facebook but in the interim, you can help us by donating via:
Thank you for your support – it truly means the world to us and our community.