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.
Make a Will Promotion 2015
Sight Concern Worcestershire are delighted to announce that they are running a “Make A Will” promotion throughout April with Harrison Clark Rickerbys, who are offering to draw up wills from their offices in Worcester, at the discounted rate of £95 for a single and £150 for a mirror will, and they are donating their entire fee to us!
Among the first to sign up for this service are 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 take advantage, contact Lisette Macdonald on 01905 744 875 or email email@example.com quoting “Sight Concern”.
King’s School - Scaling the Heights for Sight Concern!
Have you ever wondered how tall Big Ben or the Gherkin actually is?
The Eye-Prentice Challenge was set up by Sight Concern with King's School as a way of encouraging their sixth form students to not only develop valuable business skills but to also raise money.
The local community and students from King's School turned out in force to take part in the Climb-a-thon on the 22nd March, at Vertical Limit Indoor Climbing Wall in Shrub Hill.
One of our clients, Nigel Godwin, who was determined to tackle the climb and defy misconstrued ideas that people with sight loss are any less able than those with sight.
Planned by students with the support of Fiona Blake, Fundraising Manager at Sight Concern and marketing agency Modus Creative, the team set out to raise £2000 through sponsorship for the climb, raffles and cake sales.
Sixth form student Ellie Kinsman, team leader, said 'When Fiona came to the school I was truly inspired by what the charity do. The others felt something similar and that's when the Eye-Prentice Challenge was formed.'
We would like to say a big thank you to all the brave participants who took part this year!
New Group Unveils!
We were thrilled to welcome so many new and existing clients to the launch of our new weekly Bromsgrove Group recently, with Shirley Sheridan, who delivered an inspirational talk about her sight loss journey.
Bromsgrove Support Group meet at the Methodist Centre, Stratford Road in Bromsgrove, every Thursday 10am - 1pm.
We have a programme of exciting activities planned ahead and we still have places available, If you are affected by sight loss and live in the Bromsgrove area, then please come along to the next meeting, you will be assured a very warm welcome!
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.