News

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

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 »

Charity Shops Re-open!

Welcome back to our four shops, where we have lots of great bargains for the holiday season! Come to shop or visit our mini resource centres offering aids for people with impaired vision. Of course, we can always use more quality donations, especially clothing, you can either drop them off or arrange collection by ringing… Read more »

Thank You 1st Lilliput Brownies!

A huge thank you to the 1st Lilliput Brownies troop who have been meeting virtually and still finding ways to make change in our community and learning that sometimes small actions can be added together to make a bigger change. They decided to raise money in many creative ways and split it between Dorset Search… Read more »

Iain’s Story

Read the latest bio from our member / volunteer Iain Click here to read

Happy 112th Birthday Lillian!

A message from our CEO, Jonathan about our oldest member Lillian born in 1908. “Some of you will know Lillian, one of our members in Swanage, who is rather elderly. Well “rather elderly” is a bit of an understatement as she is in fact now the oldest person in the country and tomorrow will celebrate… Read more »

Lockdown 2.0

Our charity remains open for business to continue helping our community during the second lockdown period. We can be contacted through our office during normal working hours, our community support service and our equipment service remain fully engaged and we are here to help in whatever way we can, within government rules. Our Charity shops… Read more »