News

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

Waitrose Community Matters Scheme

Are you all familiar with supermarket token schemes? You are! Excellent, then I’ll begin, because today we’re looking at Waitrose.   The message is simple: if you live near a Waitrose, please please please help Dorset Blind Association by filling out one of their Community Matters forms with our details and leaving it with them…. Read more »

Mower Madness Raise £400 For DBA

Our thanks to the lovely folk of Mower Madness for supporting us this past year with their magnificent fundraising efforts. Our Lynne went along to their presentation evening on the weekend and snaffled up a wonderful comedy cheque for £400 – thanks so much, guys and gals! Support from the community is crucial to us here at… Read more »

Emma Fellowes Opens New Poole Charity Shop

Last week, Dorset Blind Association were delighted to welcome Lady Emma Fellowes and husband Julian, who have been patrons of the charity since 2015, to officially open tour new shop in Poole. The shop, which has come into being on the back of a £15,000 grant kindly donated by the Talbot Village Trust, is our… Read more »

‘Downton Abbey’ at The Regent Centre

A massive THANK YOU to The Regent Centre who very kindly let DBA take up residency in their foyer over the course of Downton Abbey‘s cinematic run at the venue, so we could carry out bucket collections. Throughout a number of showings during September and October, staff and fundraising volunteers managed to raise a sterling… Read more »

Lending Library

Do you know we have over 1,000 CDs in our audio library that members can borrow, free of charge? Of course we’re always looking for new titles to keep our members entertained, so if you have any unwanted audio books, we’d absolutely love to have them donated to us. We promise they’ll be treasured and… Read more »

National Eye Health Week – Top Tips!

This week is National Eye Health week so perhaps it’s a good time to share FOUR top tips for keeping your eyes in tip-top condition. 1 Eat a healthy, varied diet rich in Vitamin A, C, E and Lutein: such as eggs; oranges; leafy green vegetables (particularly kale and spinach); tomatoes; nuts and seeds. 2… Read more »

Bright For Sight fun run – Boscombe 2019

A massive THANK YOU from all of us here at DBA to all of you who had a hand in making our Bright For Sight fun run last Saturday such a glowing success – you were simply MAGNIFICENT. You know who you are: all those frisky souls who came along to run, walk, skip and amble their… Read more »

Behold! Our New Vans Need a Volunteer Driver

Have you seen our excellent new vans? They are quite MIGHTY. Always nice to pick up some new wheels and, as you can see in the photo, Jonathan and Jim couldn’t be happier: especially Jim as his is much faster (presumably). Thanks to Insignia Signs for the graphics and The Sandford Pub for looking so delightful in… Read more »

A Decade For Annie

We love a positive story – and THIS is a positive story. Last week, Leah, our Community Support Worker for North & West Dorset and The Purbecks (yes, quite a mouthful, that) presented a Room to Reward certificate to our fabulous volunteer, Annie Colligan. Annie has just completed 10 years as a loyal and passionate… Read more »

Downton Abbey Premiere

Arguably one of the most eagerly-awaited films of the year, Downton Abbey will be premiering in the UK on Friday September 13th. With Lord Fellowes, the film’s writer and creator, being one of Dorset Blind Association’s patrons, The Regent Centre have kindly allowed us to have a presence on opening night with an information stall and… Read more »