Welcome to Sight Concern Worcestershire
Your local charity supporting blind and partially sighted people to lead independent and fulfilling lives.
Here you will find information on the services we offer, upcoming events and many ways in which you can get involved with us.
Colour Run Droitwich Launch!
On Saturday 4th July - 9:30am - 12:30pm take part in our 5km Colour Run at Droitwich Lido Park. GO Bright for Sight and be a Colour Runner! The event is open to all ages.
Starting off dressed in white, you will pass through five Paint Stations, reaching the finish line covered in brightly coloured paint and smiles. The day is all about having fun with family and friends.
Visit www.sightconcern.co.uk/colour-run or call 01905 332 902. Anyone with a visual impairment is welcome and we will aim to match you with a sighted guide.
Thank you to our Paint station sponsors Fortis Living and Hayward Wright, and to our media partner modus.
Make a Will Promotion Success!
Thank you to everyone who took part in our “Make A Will” promotion during April with Harrison Clark Rickerbys. This is expected to raise over £3,500.
Among the first to sign up for this service were Catherine Williams and partner Will Norman. They are both visually impaired and are long-term supporters of the charity. Jenny Gage, Chief Officer at Sight Concern said, “We’re so grateful to Harrison Clark Rickerbys for once again backing our cause.
To register your interest in future discounted will promotions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Penny on 01905 332914.
London - Paris Bike Ride 9th - 13th September
If you have ever wanted to do an exhilarating challenge for charity here is your chance!
Sight Concern Worcestershire are looking for adventurous volunteers to cycle from London to Paris connecting two of the worlds most chic cities on one of the best cycling routes in Europe!
Cycling through beautiful English villages and into stunning rural France you’ll pass historical landmarks and famous battlefields from World War I until you reach Paris, undoubtedly one of the most magical places on earth.
The sense of achievement you’ll experience will be one you’ll treasure forever. For those of you in search of the challenge of a lifetime simply give us a call at the office on 01905 723 245 and we will send you a full information pack and everything you need to take part in this fantastic event.
There will be lots of like minded people taking part, all looking for the challenge of a lifetime and of course to meet new friends. Some people come with friends or family but most people come on their own so what are you waiting for?
Remember that places are limited and are filling up fast so sign up quickly to avoid disappointment!
On Wednesday 15th April we were delighted to hold our annual Info Tech Exhibition, where companies including Humanware, Optilec, Blind Veterans, Deaf Direct and many more, exhibited a range of products including electronic magnifiers, CCTV reading equipment, computer and mobile phone software, to assist blind and partially sighted people live more independently.
Over 150 people attended including the Mayor of Worcester and MP Robin Walker. We were pleased to see many of our regular clients as well as some new faces.
Sight Concern Client Lucy Evans said:
'This is the third Info Tech Day I have attended and the best so far. I have a hearing impairment and liked that there were also some companies who catered for people with hearing impairment. I was able to try a few pieces of equipment and actually put it in my hands and discover how easy it is to use. I felt at ease coming to Sight Concern and was able to travel independently to the exhibition.'
We will be holding a smaller exhibition on Wednesday 16th September 2015 - further details to follow.
Sight loss should not be a barrier to enjoying an independent and fulfilling life. Our services are designed to help whether you are new to sight loss or have been visually impaired for some time.
It can take courage and determination to make the changes in your life that can turn it around. With the right information and the support of others it is possible. Click here to read the stories of some of the people who have been helped to make those changes.
We would not exist without our volunteers. Demand for our services is increasing so we need you more than ever! Volunteering offers fresh opportunities. It’s a great chance to meet new people, learn new skills and gain experience.
Get InvolvedThere are many ways that you can get involved, whether you fundraise, donate or volunteer we need you more than ever.