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.
Fundraisers 'Hot Foot' it!Fifty local people were quite literally hot to trot when they supported Sight Concern Worcestershire’s Halloween Firewalk on Wednesday 29th October at The Bank House Hotel, Bransford, Worcester.
The charity event saw members of the local community and business community hot foot it across 20 feet of burning coals and break arrows against their throats to raise a burning £5,000 for Sight Concern.
Pictured left: Amy Rainbow with 13 year old Barney Rainbow - our youngest firewalker!
Visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/sightconcernworcestershire for lots more photos!
Make a Will PromotionOur big thanks go to Harrison Clark Rickerbys Solicitors for their support with a recent very successful Make a Will Promotion which has raised over £3,500 for the charity.
The February 2014 promotion saw nearly 40 people benefit from discount Wills that will ensure the safety of their finances for the future.
The photo shows Lisette Macdonald, Solicitor for Harrison Clark Rickerbys, handing over a few of the many cheques received as donations to Jenny Gage, Chief Officer here at Sight Concern.
Skydivers Take Leap of Faith!On Sunday 27th July, four daring fundraisers faced the thrilling challenge of taking part in a skydive, in aid of Sight Concern Worcestershire, the county charity for the blind and partially sighted.
Hannah Bishop and Shirley Sheridan, both users of the charity and charity supporter Jess Thomas leapt from over 10,000 feet as a part of an exhilarating tandem skydive in Swindon. Through taking part in a skydive, reaching dizzying speeds as high as 120mph, the brave participants faced their fears to help others overcome the fear of sight loss.
The participants each raised £395 in sponsorship, to help blind and partially sighted people in Worcestershire live independent and fulfilling lives.
Worcester Celebrates World Sight Day!Our fourth annual 'Eye-Q' General Knowledge Quiz Night took place on Thursday 9th October at Worcester Sixways Rugby Club
GP's, optometrist's, ophthalmologists, staff and supporting companies in Worcestershire took part, forming an impressive 24 teams!.
A lively, entertaining evening was enjoyed by all, raising awareness on World Sight Day and an amazing £4,902 for Sight Concern Worcestershire!
Pictured left are third time winners Liquid PR, with our compere Charles Robinson of Griffiths & Charles and Fundraising Officer Penny Weir.
Changes to Opening TimesPlease note our opening times at the Bradbury Centre from 1st July 2014 are
Monday to Thursday 9am-3.30pm and Friday 9am-1pm.
If you need to visit outside of these times, please phone 01905 723 245 and book an appointment in advance.