Tea & Tech Meeting Wednesday 15th March 2017 Do you have sight loss? Are you interested in technology but never used a computer, mobile phone or tablet before? Maybe you struggle to use different forms of technology or are just experiencing issues and need advice because of failing eye sight. Come along to our free Tea & Tech [...]
Walsall Macular Support Group Do you have Macular Degeneration? Or do you know someone that is affected by it? If so, why not come along to the Macular Society meetings, held at Walsall Society for the Blind every third Monday in the month, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The informal group get together [...]
Annual Children's Party 2017 On Saturday 7th January, we held our Children's Party and were delighted to be joined by families from all over the Walsall Borough. The venue for the party this year was St. Paul's Church at the Crossing, Walsall. We were proud to be joined by the Mayor of Walsall, who joined in the fun [...]
From everyone at Walsall Society for the Blind, we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Thank you for your support in 2016
Merry Christmas one and all Santa's here... Despite his busy schedule, Santa came to greet and meet all our services users today, although he wasn't alone, as on hand to help (or hinder) him was a grumpy looking scrooge!!!! no bah humbugs here Scrooge!! We are happy that Santa will be joining us again next week. [...]
We were happy to support Professor Rashid Gatrad OBE and Mr Mohammed Aslam MBE - MIAT - Midland International Aid Trust , by donating three Perkins braillers and equipment, which will form part of a shipment of aids, equipment and medical products going to Pakistan. The braillers will be for use in a School for visually impaired [...]
Thank you to Morrisons Supermarket, Lichfield Street, Walsall, for their kind donations in support of our Christmas appeal. We are currently looking for prizes for our raffles and tombollas, to raise funds this Christmas. Money raised will help us continue to provide services, such as social activities, talking newspapers/magazines and community services. We very much welcome support in this way, [...]
We have recently welcomed to Walsall Society for the Blind, our new Community Officer, who is just a phone call away, if you or someone you know has a visual impairment and would like information, advice or support. If you have any concerns, questions or would just like to chat about sight loss, please do not hesitate to get in [...]
Lest We Forget The 2 pictures in this post, show one of our volunteers, holding a box of poppy flowers for Remembrance Day. The flowers that she has lovingly crafted and created for us, each stand on 12" high stems and each one has been individually crafted from recyclable plastic bottles, spray painted and [...]
Walsall Society for the Blind SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING THURSDAY 1ST DECEMBER 2016 At 3.30pm You are cordially invited to attend the above meeting to be held at: Hawley House, 11, Hatherton Road, Walsall. which will be chaired by the President, Sir J.A. Hawley KCVO, K.St.J, TD, JP, MA [...]
Walsall Society for the Blind are horrified at the news that a proposal is going to be made by Walsall Council to remove the Rehabilitation Services in Walsall. Sensory Support Services would be required to complete statutory responses only, which would be the registered list of those with sight loss. Rehabilitation Officers are trained specialists, [...]
Congratulations to Amanda Reed, Chief Executive of Walsall Society for the Blind, who became Chairman of The Talking News Federation at the TNF Annual Conference at the weekend (1 & 2 October 2016). TNF is an umbrella organisation that represents the interests of local Talking Newspapers in the UK and was formed specifically: To provide [...]
Along with Beach week celebrations, came the thrill of our very own WSB Olympics. We had a fabulous time and with the wonderful weather, we were as hot as Rio!! Among the many events were olympic skittles, hoopla and Bean bag target throwing!! Everyone was a winner, pictured are our contestants with their well [...]
If you need any advice, information or support, for yourself or someone you know, please do get in touch, there is a variety of information to assist you and our friendly team are on hand to answer any questions you may have. Maybe you know someone who would like to receive our free talking [...]
In recognition of American Independence Day, 4th July, we have been in fine voice, singing The Star-Spangled Banner, and have been testing everyone's knowledge with our America Facts Quiz.
Many thanks to the trainees at BT Walsall, for raising funds to support the Society. They held events, which included a bake sale and playing ping pong. We all appreciate your support, thank you.
Come along and see the amazing work that the community and voluntary sector do in the Walsall Borough. We are at the event providing information on a wide variety of topics, come and meet us at Walsall Football Club.
Ascot week preparations are in full swing, the room is set, the bunting is up and were all ready for some fun and a little flutter with funny money. Our winner of the day winning £3200.00 of pretend funny money was Beryl, well done Beryl on picking the best of the donkeys. [...]
With thanks to Greengrocers Nigel Povey and the team for their donation of flowers for our flower baskets. They look beautiful