News

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

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

Grant success

We are delighted to share news of the award of a grant of £27,900 to Dorset Blind Association from the Charities Aid Foundation Resilience Fund, to help maintain the ongoing provision of our community support service. Community support will always be the absolute bedrock of what Dorset Blind Association stands for and delivers, recognising just… Read more »

We are still here to help

As we face this latest lockdown our services will continue to be delivered as they have been throughout previous lockdowns. Current telephone and Zoom groups continue as will our phone buddy programme. You can still call Jo and Coreen at the office for general or equipment support, and Jim will still be bringing equipment into… Read more »

Blue Sky Donation

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas! Our very good friends and supporters at Blue Sky Financial Services have made a very generous donation of £600 to us! Gary and his team are normally involved in an event to help raise funds for us every year, but for obvious reasons this wasn’t possible in… Read more »

Christmas Opening times

Our staff and volunteers will be having a well deserved break over Christmas. Here is our schedule: Our office will be closed from Wednesday, 23rd and will reopen on 4th January 2021. Our shops will be closed from Thursday, 24th and will reopen on Saturday, 2nd January 2021. We look forward to coming back refreshed… Read more »

Merry Christmas To All Members and Supporters

We wish everyone a happy and, most importantly, safe Christmas which we hope everyone is able to enjoy. Thank you to all our members, staff and volunteers for their patience and fortitude over the past year, which we can all agree has certainly been interesting and one we will all remember! The pandemic has certainly… Read more »

Generous Donation Received

We have just been given an extraordinarily generous donation of £500 by a member who wishes to remain anonymous. We are so thankful to all our members who support our work to provide help and services throughout Dorset. Our members support us through through their membership fees but, these additional voluntary donations make a real… Read more »

Dorset Blind Launches Cashless Option At Haskins Wishing Well

Dorset Blind Association, Charity of the Year 2020/2021 for Haskins Garden Centre, Ferndown, has worked with Haskins to produce a new poster for their charity wishing well in the store. The poster features a new QR code which enables customers to donate to Dorset Blind without the need for physical cash. At the launch, Lynne… Read more »

Christmas at Ferndown Shop

Tracy and Jackie at the Ferndown shop are so happy to be back amongst their wonderful customers and amazing volunteers that they pulled out all the stops in creating this festive Christmas window display. The shop is busy and sales of the 2021 large print calendars and diaries are going so well they’ve had to… Read more »

Meet Jim Our Sight Equipment Co-Ordinator

Jim Logan is our Sight Equipment and Resources Co-ordinator. He’s the man with the van who brings our equipment service out to people in their homes to help them make living independently easier. Recently, we were able to get some funding to keep him on the road through the Coronavirus Community Support Fund and here… Read more »