News

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

The Ecclesiastical Movement For Good Awards 2020

The Ecclesiastical Movement for Good Awards are open for 2020, and we would LOVE it if you could find a few minutes to nominate DBA for a £1,000 donation. A charity can win only once but they can be nominated multiple times so please do help us out if you can: the more nominations a… Read more »

Tom’s Lockdown Experience

Tom is one of our younger members. You may well have seen him out and about with us on collections down the years, or possibly on one of our posters or pull-ups (very much the poster boy for DBA is young Mr Archer), or possibly just waterskiing past you down on Sandbanks beach. Here, Tom… Read more »

The 2.6 Challenge

Have you heard about The 2.6 Challenge? Well, like for so many other charities throughout the land, COVID-19 has been devastating for Dorset Blind Association’s finances due to the lost income from cancelled fundraising events: most notably our annual Motor Show. In response to the current crisis facing us and other charities, a new fundraising… Read more »

Community is The Word

Community is very much the name of the game at Dorset Blind Association With our charity shops now closed for the moment, our fantastic staff and volunteers have been putting themselves to good use in the community, supporting the vulnerable in this time of uncertainty. Julia, manager of our Southbourne branch, has volunteered to collect prescriptions… Read more »

We Need Your Help

During this incredibly difficult time, all of us are being challenged and moved in ways that seemed almost unimaginable just a few weeks ago. Here at Dorset Blind Association, we move on: our priority, as always, to support our community in every way still available to us. Granted, we may not be able to go… Read more »

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 »