Community Fundraising

The backbone of any charity is community support and we at Dorset Blind Association are no different in that we have been aided by a kind and benevolent community since our inception in 1918 – something we are keen to hold on to. As a Dorset-specific charity, we understand only too well the need to engage and forge links with local individuals, social groups and businesses so that our community fundraising plans – whether they be events, collection tins in shops, supermarket token schemes, school mufti days, bucket collections, individual fundraisers, etc – are sustainable, as 100% of what Dorset Blind Association achieves is only made possible by the generosity of our supporters.

On average it costs £325 for us to help somebody for a year with a community support worker, befriender and social club.

With huge demand for our services and no government funding; the biggest challenge we face is funding our work.

We are not funded by the government nor the RNIB so 100% of what we do needs to be supported through fundraising.

That’s nearly £400,000 we need to raise every year – it’s a big target and we can’t do it without your help.

It may sound clichéd but the simple truth of the matter is that we wouldn’t exist but for the generosity of our supporters so we are very humbled by any and all the support we receive from the community.

Please help us to help visually impaired people in Dorset live a full and happy life.

Here are some ways you can get involved with fundraising and help us help more people:

Collection Tins

Have a collection box on your premises and fundraise for Dorset Blind Association!

Nominate us at your local supermarket!

Help us fundraise by nominating us at your local supermarkets giving scheme!

Fundraise online

There are so many ways in which you can help support Dorset Blind Association by a click of a button.

Organise an event for our charity

If you want to get involved in fundraising but fancy doing it your own way, you may like to hold an event in aid of Dorset Blind Association.

Take part in a fundraising event

Come and get to know us and show your support at one of our many events.

Our Lottery

Change lives for just £1 a week by taking part in our lottery and be in with a chance of winning £25,000!

Partner with us

There’s loads we can do to help your business or educational establishment be more aware and accessible to people with sight loss.

Join our e-newsletter list

Sign up to receive our monthly e-newsletters.

Get in touch

To talk about fundraising to help us help more visually impaired people, please give us a call on 01202 712869 or email us at

Find out how to get in touch

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