News

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

Sandfest Family Day

Volunteers from Dorset Blind Association combined work and play when they were invited by Jamie and Xanda of The Sandford Pub to benefit from the Sandfest family event on Saturday 31 July. Whilst the Battle of the Bands played out Dorset Blind Association made over £400 from a raffle and kind donations. Great music, good… Read more »

DBA Staff Team Away Day

Isn’t it great to see friends and colleagues face to face again? We thought so as we held an outdoor away day for all the staff and trustees hosted by The Sandford Pub a few weeks ago. It was an incredible opportunity to actually meet some new additions to the service team, who were treated… Read more »

Volunteer Drivers and Club Helpers Needed

Can you help by volunteering? Our members are so excited that we are resuming in person meetings but volunteers are needed to help our members get together and interact safely! Book Group – one volunteer required to assist with meeting members at the bus station in Poole, assisting members at the Eco Hub in the… Read more »

Book Group Resumes In Person Meetings!

On 24th September, the Book Group will start meeting in person again. We will meet between 10.30am-12.30pm at the Eco Hub in The Dolphin Shopping Centre. Each month we listen to a book via a USB stick in the comfort of our own home. Then on the last Friday of each month we get together… Read more »

St Mary’s Court Fundraiser

THANK YOU to everyone at St. Mary’s Court in Southbourne for the amazing fundraiser held on 25th August. Dorset Blind Association greatly appreciate the donation, and fundraising efforts. There was a fantastic turn out and an incredible £301 was raised from various stalls including a raffle, guess the weight of the cake and the number… Read more »

Stephens Crazy Challenge Completed

Well, he’s done it, our long term supporter, Stephen Howard, has just completed his latest crazy escapade, he has cycled end to end from Land’s End to John O’Groats and done a reverse Three Peaks Challenge. Stephen raised an impressive £1001 on our behalf, we are so very grateful for your efforts!Stephen is pictured below… Read more »

Thanks To The Dorset Knobs

Huge thanks to The Dorset Knobs, Jason Croucher and Mike Alderson, who have raised the phenomenal sum of £4000 with their Channel Swim! Many thanks to members of the swimming group Beyond the Blue who have helped them to reach this amazing total. Go Knobs!

Kierans Skydive for DBA

Kieran is doing a sky dive for us on the 23rd of October, as soon as he turns 16, and he’s already raised over £800 of his £1000 target! Kieran chose us because a family member is living with sight loss and he realises how essential our support can be. Thank you Kieran and keep… Read more »

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 »