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

Meet Our New Assistant Managers

We would like to welcome two new members of staff that will be working in our charity shops. Hi, I’m Gemma and I’m the assistant manager in the lovely new  Broadstone shop. I have previously worked in retail for many years and  look forward to the new environment I find myself in.  I have 2… Read more »

Broadstone Shop Opening

We are very pleased to announce that our new charity shop in Lower Blandford Road, Broadstone will be opening on Monday 17th May at 9.30am. Our shop staff have been working very hard to get all of the donated stock ready for sale. The shop is looking fabulous and we have so much for you to… Read more »

Weymouth Club Volunteer Retires

Our long standing member and volunteer Jenny Clift has, with a very heavy heart, decided she is unable to run one of our Weymouth clubs any longer. Jenny was born with bilateral congenital cataracts and has suffered with visual impairment all her life. As a child she attended The Barclay School, a school for visually… Read more »

Welcome to our new Community Support Workers

We are very pleased to announce that we have 2 new Community Support Workers on board. Heather will be covering the Poole and Bournemouth area for members over 65 and Meg will take over the East Dorset area. To find our more about everyone in our team have a look at our staff profiles in… Read more »

Shops Re-Opening 12th April

All four of our Charity shops are ready to open their doors again after lockdown. Our staff have been getting things ready to make sure that everything is still working safely and within guidelines when they return with the new seasons stock. We will also be launching our new Loyalty card which will give you… Read more »

Appeal For Storage

Watch this recent news article from ITV detailing our need for storage space. Click here to view the article

Free Wills Month

Did you know March is Free Wills Month? You can ring a local solicitor to see if they are participating or use this link to find one near you. You can also choose to leave a legacy or gift to a charity of your choice in your will, read on for some info from our… Read more »

What Do Blind And Partially Sighted People See?

Visual impairment varies greatly from person to person and it is sometimes difficult to demonstrate what people with the various conditions experience – until now. For the first time ever the sight loss sector can show how the world looks through the eyes of people with vision impairment, thanks to a new video from Thomas… Read more »

Thank You Mr Pottery!

A heartfelt thank you to the businesses that offer us support, it is always appreciated and is incredibly valuable to… Posted by Dorset Blind Association on Tuesday, 2 March 2021

Talbot Village Trust Donation

Catch Jonathan Holyhead, our CEO and Sir Christopher Lees, Chairman of the Talbot Village Trust, talking on BBC Radio Solent about their generous donation to Dorset Blind Association here: the interview starts at 2:49:30. Click Here To Listen