News

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

Motor Show Cancellation

Hello everyone 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… Read more »

Covid-19 Update

Dear friends, We want to update everyone on the impact of the coronavirus situation on our work and services. The health and well-being of our members, volunteers and staff are always our first priority so we have taken the following measures in suspending all of our clubs, activity groups and face-to-face community support services until… Read more »

Alan’s Gift

The task of running a local charity brings a huge number of challenges, but it also brings moments of joy and pleasure. Every so often, we’re caught off guard by an unexpected moment of magic which only goes to remind us that the work of Dorset Blind Association is valued by people in the community who don’t… Read more »

Crazy Golf Antics in Bournemouth

A great day out/in yesterday with a few thrills and spills (and the odd ‘hole in one’) for some of our members with some crazy golf antics in Bournemouth. Thanks to Moira for organising, everyone who turned up to help and the lovely staff at Mr Mulligans, Bournemouth for accommodating us.

DBA are Haskins Ferndown’s Charity of The Year

We’re absolutely delighted to announce that Dorset Blind Association have been chosen to be Haskins Garden Centre, Ferndown‘s Charity of The Year for 2020. The Haskins team are well-known for REALLY getting behind their nominated charities and we’re only too happy to support them in any way shape, or form as they go about their… Read more »

The Tandem Sees The Light of Day

After a little bit of fixing here, a little bit of planning there, and a bit of waiting for a day where constant rain had been kicked into touch, Steve and support rider Mark finally managed to take the tandem out for a spin.   Here they are down at Branksome Chine with Moira, our… Read more »

2020 Motor Show at Lulworth Castle

It’s back – AND BIGGER THAN EVER! Dorset Blind Association’s prestigious Motor Show returns to Lulworth Castle for its 6th year on Sunday 3rd May and it’s set to be bigger than ever before! Welcoming over 3,500 attendees in 2019, this family day out promises to be a fantastic day for all ages; with a… Read more »

Unwanted Christmas Gifts?

Now, whilst Santa is generally VERY GOOD at delivering presents that suit us down to a tee, sometimes the old boy can leave us with a large, ornate wooden seahorse that might be better off with someone else… If this is the case for you, you could certainly do worse than to donate it to… Read more »

Last Shift at the Coalface

It was Ferndown club’s annual Christmas bash on Tuesday, and the final club meeting for three of our magnificent long-serving volunteers: Colin, Monica and Michael. Between the three of them they have clocked up an impressive 50 YEARS at the club – a big THANK YOU to you from all of us at Dorset Blind… Read more »

Something To Celebrate

Well, this is particularly lovely. A poem written by Joyce, who is one of our Poole Social Club members. How magnificent to be appreciated by the people you support 😃   Also, instead of receiving presents for her recent birthday, Joyce asked that donations be made towards DBA and organised a whip-round at her birthday… Read more »