News

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

Judith’s Anniversary

What An Accomplishment! This week we celebrated a milestone for Judith as she reached 40 years as a volunteer for Dorset Blind Association, so we took the opportunity to throw a little get together for her and present her with a few tokens of our appreciation. From her early days as a volunteer to eventually… Read more »

Resource Centre Temporarily Closed

Please be aware our Poole HQ resource centre will be closed to visitors for the next 2 weeks as the premises is undergoing building works, so please don’t venture over. However, we WILL still be taking calls as usual on 01202 712865 and by email info@dorsetblind.org.uk

Wyke Regis Pub Quiz

Big thanks to The Wyke Smugglers for putting on a pub quiz for us last week, and our amazing member Katherine for making it all happen in the first place. A sterling £216 was made on the night and everyone certainly seemed to enjoy themselves – after all, who doesn’t enjoy a good pub quiz?! We’re always… Read more »

Southbourne Shop Opening!

Yesterday saw the official grand unveiling of our Southbourne shop at 99 Southbourne Grove so out came the camera (and the tour de force of Dorset Blind Association branded shirts, naturally). Our Chair of Trustees, Maria Grundmann, kindly cut the ribbon on the day and we celebrated with a little cake sale in the shop.    … Read more »

Thousands descend on Lulworth Castle for our annual Motor Show!

Thousands visited Lulworth Castle last weekend to support our annual Motor Show which took place on Sunday 12th May. This hugely successful and well attended event showcased over 180 cars in the motor display and welcomed over 3,000 general public visitors, raising an incredible £8,285.70! This prestigious event, now in its fifth year was held… Read more »

The Big Row 2019!

On Friday 3rd May seven local teams including; The Elstead Hotel, Nationwide, Bourne Space, Laceys Solicitors, Christchurch Rowing Club and Poole Amateur Rowing Club went head to head to row 10,000m in the quickest time all to raise money to support visually impaired people across Dorset! The virtual rowing challenge that took place in Bournemouth… Read more »

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Bright for Sight Night Run Weymouth Success!

Our first ever Bright for Sight Night Run in Weymouth took place on Saturday 13th April along Weymouth Seafront, sponsored by Friths Opticians. 65 runners took on the 5k or 10k challenge, successfully raising just over £1300! The event was kick started with a Zumba warm up by local instructor Lou Sams, getting the runners… Read more »

The Big Give Christmas Challenge Small Charity Award!

We are ecstatic to receive the Small Charity Award from the Big Give Christmas Challenge Awards 2018! The awards recognise the best performing charities that take part in the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign each year. We were eligible for the award by exceeding out fundraising target by almost £3000! The criteria for the… Read more »

E-Newsletter March

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