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Vision 2020 UK Weekly Newsletter at 06.03.17

 Leading collaboration in eye health and sight loss A weekly newsletter from VISION 2020 UK to those interested in eye health and sight loss issues. Top Stories The College of Optometrists has launched a rebrand and a new website which includes a range of features for members. Read more VISION 2020 UK release podcast featuring [...]

By |March 6th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Older people’s experience of sight loss in care homes

28 February 2017 Source: Thomas Pocklington Trust New research indicates that there is a need for more visual awareness training to support people with sight loss living in care homes. The research, released by sight loss charity Thomas Pocklington Trust (1) today, shows staff, care home residents living with sight loss and their family members [...]

By |February 28th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

VISION 2020 UK Newsletter

     Leading collaboration in eye health and sight loss A weekly newsletter from VISION 2020 UK to those interested in eye health and sight loss issues EU Court decision gives visually impaired and blind people access to more published works People who are blind or visually impaired across Europe will have greater access to [...]

By |February 28th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Focus Day Monday 13th February

Walsall Society for the Blind and Optelec invite you to a Focus Day, for anyone with sight loss. It will be held Monday 13th February 2017 between 11.00 am and 1.00pm, here at Walsall Society for the Blind. There will be equipment demonstrations available, including that of the Optelec Traveller HD, a unique and portable [...]

By |January 27th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Do you have any unwanted gifts?

Don't let your unwanted gifts gather dust Don't throw away or forget them You can pass them on to us We can use your gifts for our raffles and for our tombollas And you will help us raise some funds To continue helping others   Please do get in touch if you have any items [...]

By |January 27th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Tea & Tech

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 [...]

By |January 17th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Macular Society

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 [...]

By |January 16th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Children’s Party

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 [...]

By |January 16th, 2017|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Children’s Party

Seasons Greetings

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

By |December 21st, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

HO HO HO

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. [...]

By |December 16th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Donation of equipment to Gujarat

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 [...]

By |December 9th, 2016|Uncategorised, Walsall Talking Newspaper|0 Comments

Thank you Morrisons

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, [...]

By |December 8th, 2016|Fundraising, Uncategorised|0 Comments

New Community Officer

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 [...]

By |December 2nd, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Lest We Forget

By |November 11th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Remembrance Day

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 [...]

By |November 3rd, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Annual General Meeting

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         [...]

By |October 31st, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Rehabilitation Services Could be lost in Walsall

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, [...]

By |October 20th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Olympics 2016

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 [...]

By |September 27th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Welcome to Walsall Society for the Blind

 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 [...]

By |September 27th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Happy 4th July

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.

By |September 27th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments
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