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

Dining in the Dark Success!

Our Dining in The Dark event, held at Escoffier Restaurant and Coastline Brassiere on Thursday 21st March was a hugely successful evening, raising nearly £2000! The successful event was run in association with Bournemouth and Poole College.   Our 42 guests were welcomed to a dimly lit room, to approximate something similar to what it… Read more »

Ferndown Social Club Volunteer Celebration!

The fantastic volunteers at the Ferndown Blind Club, that dedicate their time to support over 40 visually impaired people by running the fortnightly social club, providing and organising transport, organising entertainment and holding a raffle are to be celebrated for their fantastic achievement of long standing voluntary service.  Shelley Newman, the longest volunteer at the… Read more »

Lulworth Castle Motor Show returns for its 5th year!

On Sunday 12th May,  we invite owners of classic & sports cars, motorbikes and all types of motor vehicles to join this years exclusive Lulworth Castle Motor Show. The show promises to be a fantastic day out for all, kicking off with a 20 mile classic and sports car tour across the Dorset countryside from… Read more »

February E-Newsletter

Check out our February community news and exciting events in our February E-Newsletter! Click here to subscribe to our monthly newsletter and keep up to date with our community news and events throughout 2019!

Celebrating 30 years of volunteering!

Shirley Newman, member of the Ferndown Blind Club committee, celebrates her 30th anniversary of volunteering at the club. Shirley is the first point of contact for many of the members that attend the club, volunteering her time to organise and welcome over 40 regular club attendees. Starting in February 1989 she has dedicated her time… Read more »

Unique Dining in the Dark Experience

We are teaming up with catering students at Bournemouth and Poole College to provide a unique Dining in The Dark experience at Escoffier Restaurant and Coastline Brassiere on Thursday 21st March. Our exclusive event is returning for its third year and offers an exciting opportunity to test the senses with an indulgent six-course meal in… Read more »

January E-Newsletter

Check out our 2019 events calendar, community news and exciting opportunities in our January E-Newsletter!  Click here to subscribe to our monthly newsletter and keep up to date with our community news and events throughout 2019!

Volunteering Opportunities

Is it your New Years resolution to volunteer for a local charity and give back to your community? Volunteering is a great way to increase confidence, happiness and attend social activities/outings.  Here at Dorset Blind Association, we are powered by over 400 loyal volunteers and we received a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2017,… Read more »

New for 2019: Bright for Sight Night Run is coming to Weymouth!

  Our Bright for Sight Night Run, sponsored by Friths Opticians, is set to light up Weymouth seafront on Saturday 13th April! Our well loved fun run that usually takes place along Boscombe seafront has become so successful, that we are expanding the event to become county wide. Discount offer of two entries for just… Read more »

Charity of the Year Donation

We were delighted to be chosen to be Crossways Travel’s ‘Charity of the Year’ in 2018.  The local Coach Tour Operator, based near Dorchester, recently made a very generous donation of £2114.16 to us, raised with the help of their local customers. The company operating day excursions and Holiday Tours from Dorset, invited us along… Read more »