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

September E-Newsletter

As September comes to an end, we can celebrate our recent successes! The Bright for Sight Night Run was our biggest ever, raising just under £3500! We can also the celebrate the success of our member Tom Archer who won a gold medal in water skiing. We were honored to be chosen as one of… Read more »

Bright for Sight Night Run Success!

Our Bright for Sight Night Run took place this year on Saturday 15th September along Boscombe Seafront, sponsored by Parley Optometrists. 120 runners took on the 5k or 10k challenge, making this years event the biggest in the charity’s history, successfully raising just under £3500! The event was kick started with a Clubbercise warm up… Read more »

Andrew Turnbull’s Vision Run

Andrew Turnbull is raising sponsorship for his 5k run in Vienna at the Johnson and Johnson Vision Run on the 23rd September 2018, during the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons’ Congress. Andrew is a eye surgeon and he has kindly chosen to raise his sponsorship in aid of Dorset Blind Association. Andrew says:… Read more »

The Macular Forum

On Saturday 29th September The Macular Forum has a guest speaker, Anthea Cook from Optima Low Vision Services Ltd speaking about low vision assessments, giving general information about eye conditions and techniques to make the best use of vision. If you are interested in attending the talk it is held at Bournemouth Eye Unit Outpatients… Read more »

Tom Archer’s Gold in Water Skiing

One of our members Tom Archer has recently achieved a GOLD medal in a water skiing competition! He gives us an account of his journey and how he got to win the gold: “‘Over the recent bank holiday weekend, I entered what was only my second water skiing competition. I entered the same competition last… Read more »

August E-Newsletter

Now the end of summer is near, it means that our Bright for Sight Night Run is just two weeks away! Whilst we get ready for Autumn and our exciting events that are just around the corner, such as World Sight Day on the 11th October and our 80s Night at The New Vic in… Read more »

New technology for the visually impaired

The Owlett is a little device that sits in the corner of your room that can help you identify the objects around your house. You can simply place an item in front of it, wait a few seconds, and it will describe it for you in detail. It is able to identify what the object… Read more »

Calling all book lovers!

The Royal Voluntary Service is running a free home library service across Dorset. The scheme operates from most libraries in Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole and involves volunteers bringing a selection of books, large print, DVDs, CDs and audio tapes to people in their homes on a regular basis. Royal Voluntary Service Books on Wheels operates by… Read more »

July E-Newsletter

It’s official! We are now the proud recipients of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services after being awarded it by the Lord Lieutenant of Dorset on Thursday 12th July! Our next celebration event will be our Centenary Ball in October and we can’t wait to get our posh frocks on. We are also very excited to welcome 2… Read more »