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Thank you to Halfords

Many thanks to Halfords at Bescot, Walsall today, who kindly helped towards the cost of our new pop up gazebo. With our very inclement weather, this is a much needed essential for the many events we will be taking part in.  

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

Willenhall Carnival 2017

Saturday 10th June Thank you to everyone who came to say hello to the team at Willenhall Carnival. We had lots of bargains on our car boot sale along with our name the teddy competition. A big thank you to everyone who supported us with donations and purchases and thank you to Claire and Sharon [...]

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

Volunteers week 1 – 7 June 2017

"Thank you to our wonderful volunteers" Volunteers' week is the UK's biggest celebration, recognising the contribution of the 22 million people who volunteer in their communities. It is a wonderful opportunity to tell our volunteers that: 'you make the difference' Everyone at WSB appreciates all the hard work, support and dedication each and every one [...]

By |June 1st, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

VISION 2020 UK launches eye health and sight loss podcast

Thank you to Vision 2020 UK for the use of their podcasts 2 February 2017 Source: VISION 2020 UK https://audioboom.com/posts/5558519-1-mercy-jeyasingham-ceo-vision-2020-uk?t=0  

By |June 1st, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Name the teddy bear

Our Winner is...... Tom was the lucky winner of our name the teddy competition, when he visited our stall at Goscote Greenacres. He correctly chose the name of Luna and we were thrilled to meet Tom and his family today, when he came to collect Luna. We would like to thank everyone who took part [...]

By |June 1st, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Goscote Greenacres

We were with Goscote Greenacres for their May Day plant Sale Saturday 6th May, thank you to everyone that came to say hello and to the Mayor of Walsall Kath Phillips for her support.

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

ATM Locator app

Leading sight loss charity Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) has been working with LINK on a fully accessible smart phone app which will enable visually impaired people to locate ATMs. LINK, the UK’s cash machine (ATM) network, has launched a GPS-enabled ATM locator app which is designed to help people with visual impairment and other [...]

By |May 15th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Tea and Tech Group

****** The next meeting of the Tea and Tech Group will take place on Thursday May 25th, and not on its normal Wednesday slot. If you have a visual impairment, love tech, come along and join in the group, it is free to attend.****

By |May 15th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Official Partner Charity

#UkCharityWeek takes place 4th - 10th December 2017 and we are proud to be an official partner charity this year. December 2017 will see Charity Today News and their official partner charities host the second annual national charity awareness and fundraising campaign #UKCharityWeek It is a week designed to give people of the [...]

By |April 5th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Arriva sign up to RNIB’s Bus Charter to improve travel for blind and partially sighted people

Arriva UK Bus has signed up to RNIB’s (Royal National Institute of Blind People) Bus Charter to ensure services are accessible for customers with sight loss. The UK’s five main bus operators [1] have now pledged their commitment to the Charter. RNIB’s Bus Charter sets out 13 commitments Arriva will make to improve bus travel [...]

By |March 30th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Vision 2020 UK Newsletter

A weekly newsletter for those interested in eye health and sight loss issues, from Vision 2020 UK Please click link below to take you to the latest news https://eepurl.com/cIT6V9 Thank you to Vision 2020 UK for the use of their materials

By |March 30th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Volunteers Needed Volunteer for Walsall Talking News

By |March 24th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

National Express sign up to RNIB’s Bus Charter to improve travel for blind and partially sighted people

13 March 2017  Source: RNIB National Express West Midlands has signed up to RNIB’s (Royal National Institute of Blind People) Bus Charter to ensure services are accessible for customers with sight loss. The bus operator has pledged its support for the Bus Charter, which sets out 13 commitments it’ll make to improve bus travel for passengers. [...]

By |March 21st, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Leading charities launch report in parliament to improve the lives of people with sensory loss

13 March 2017  Source: Thomas Pocklington Trust On Monday 6th March, leading sensory loss charities Thomas Pocklington Trust, Sense and Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) hosted an event in the Houses of Parliament to launch their report entitled “Experiences of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) for People with Sensory Loss”. The report was produced by the [...]

By |March 21st, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Starting Point

A guide for parents and carers whose child has a vision impairment This information introduces you to the help and support you may want as the parents and carers of a child with a vision impairment. “We wanted a map of the next few years. We really wanted to know what do we do next” [...]

By |March 8th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Sight Village – Birmingham 18th & 19th July 2017

Queen Alexandra College Sight Village The Sight Village show in Birmingham is held in July each year and is the UK’s leading exhibition for blind and partially sighted people and for those experiencing age related sight problems. It is an exhibition of the latest products and services for people experiencing failing eye sight, from exhibitors that [...]

By |March 7th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

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

Pool Tournament 2017 Winners

The final of our Pool Tournament took place Wednesday 22nd February at the Society and we have a winner, coming back from 1 match down to win the tournament and the much coveted K.D. Memorial Trophy. Together with the trophy, which our winner will keep for the year, they also received a very special gift, which was [...]

By |February 27th, 2017|Social Activities Centre|0 Comments
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