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.
On Saturday 4th July, 10am, we are thrilled to be holding our very first 5km fun run at Droitwich Lido Park, as part of the Droitwich Summer Festival. Go Bright for Sight and be a Colour Runner!
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 and is open to all ages. Tickets are selling fast! Advance booking is essential at www.sightconcern.co.uk/colour-run or call 01905 332 902.
Thank you to all our sponsors; Fortis Living,Novus Solutions, First Solution, Hayward Wright, Specsavers and to our media partner modus, and Droitwich Athletics Club.
Thank You Volunteers!
Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK – and it takes place from the 1-7 June 2015.
Volunteers’ contributions were recognised nationally during June with a week of celebrations, which for Sight Concern included representation at the National Befriending Conference in Leicester, a recruiting day at the Volunteer Fair in Worcester, and a picnic in the park with the Malvern Volunteer Forum.
A Volunteer Thank You Coffee Morning was held at The Bradbury Centre, which gave opportunities for volunteers to meet and enjoy being waited upon by the staff. Jon Parsons played saxophone and an enjoyable time was had by all. Sight Concern Staff, Frank’s Luxury Biscuits of Hereford, and the Boston Tea Party of Worcester provided refreshments.
At Sight Concern we really value and appreciate our volunteers and the work they do for us and our clients on a regular basis. You enable visually impaired and blind people to lead independent and fulfilling lives.
We hope to hold more volunteer coffee mornings in the near future, as it was a great success and lovely to see you all!
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!
Which Way Now?
The Which Way Now Course is designed specifically for those new to sight loss or those who would like information about topics related to sight loss.
Subjects discussed include benefits advice, available concessions, reading facilities which are available and leisure and travel facilities. There is also low vision aids and equipment on demonstration from our resource room which will help make life easier.
We often have guest speakers who give information about guide dogs, benefits, local societies such as macular groups and reading techniques. The course has also proven beneficial to carers, family members and friends.
The course is 2 ½ hours a week for 3 weeks.
The courses are either held at the Bradbury Centre in Worcester or out in the community.
There is a £10 charge per person to attend the three sessions. This charge includes a carer or friend to attend with you. Please telephone Sight Concern 01905 723245 to find out more details or find out dates, times and venues of the next course.
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.