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.
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.
King's School 'Climbathon'Students from King's School Worcester held a successful Climbathon event in aid of Sight Concern on Sunday 30th March at Vertical Limit in Worcester.
Dozens of climbers scaled the walls in an attempt to reach the height of Mount Kilimanjaro (the final count is still due in) and everyone had a great time helping to raise money for the charity.
Our thanks go to the students who set up and managed the event and to King's School Worcester for their ongoing support.
If you would like to donate to the student's effort please visit www.everyclick.com/sightconcern-kswclimbathon.
Fire Walk 2014Congratulations to all of our firewalkers on Friday 21st February for making it such a special night down at Pavilion in the Park.
We overcame the elements and initial estimates are that nearly £7,000 has been raised which is just fantastic.
As ever a big thank you from Sight Concern Worcestershire to everyone who took part or sponsored them for their wonderful support.
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.
Sight Concern Skydive 2014Four daring fundraisers will take part in a daunting skydive, to raise funds and awareness for Sight Concern Worcestershire, the charity supporting blind and partially sighted people across Worcestershire. Taking on the high flying challenge are service users of Sight Concern, Hannah Bishop and Shirley Sheridan, and supporters of the charity, Jess Thomas and Marie Jennings. The leap of faith will take place in Swindon on Sunday 27th July. The jumps will be performed as a tandem skydive, and will reach dizzying speeds as fast as 120mph. The four courageous participants, who will jump from over 10,000 feet, will each raise £395 in sponsorship, to help blind and partially sighted people in Worcestershire live independent and fulfilling lives. Shirley Sheridan, who lost her sight from diabetic retinopathy fourteen years ago, has learnt to use a computer with talking software, attends the craft group and has recently become a trustee. Shirley comments “Because of my sight loss, I don’t have any surprises in my life, like opening a birthday present, so I am really looking forward to this exhilarating experience!” Sight Concern has successfully been supporting people with sight loss for over 130 years. Their vision is a world where blind and partially sighted people have the confidence to reach their full potential and the opportunity to play an active role in society Please sponsor our skydivers helping others overcome the fear of sight loss at www.doitforcharity.com/hannahbishop, http://www.doitforcharity.com/Jessica66 and http://www.doitforcharity.com/MarieJ.
Our ServicesSight 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.
Inspirational StoriesIt 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.
VolunteeringWe 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 to more than ever. Get Involved
Latest News & Events
- Brave Fundraisers take to the skies for Sight Concern
Posted on July 1st, 2014
- Cricket Club Grant for VI Cricket
Posted on February 3rd, 2014
- Students Dine in the Dark
Posted on November 20th, 2013