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.
Our Go Bright for Sight 5K Colour Run returns for the third year on Saturday 24th June at Droitwich Lido Park. Starting off dressed in white, participants can run, jog, walk or dance their way through the Paint Stations around the 5K route! Everyone is fully covered in paint and smiles by the time they reach the finish line, having raised money to support local people with sight loss.
Fiona Blake, Fundraising Manager for the charity says, “We had such a memorable time last year. We’re excited about painting even more people red, blue, green and purple as they pass through our Paint Stations! She added, “We’re delighted that Fortis Living and Modus Creative are joining us again as Blue and Green Paint Station sponsors and we are thrilled to welcome our new Purple Paint Station sponsor, local estate agents Nicol and Co. Heart of Worcestershire College are sponsoring our special Go Bright for Sight T-shirts. It’s a wonderful family friendly event.” Book your tickets at www.sightconcern.co.uk/colour-run
Support and Social Activity Groups
As part of our LocalEyes service, funded by the Lottery, we now have Peer Support Groups around the County. Run by experienced Advice and Support Officers, we offer local social groups where clients can meet and make friends with others affected by sight loss and enjoy a varied programme of speakers and activities.
You can find us in:
Redditch on a Monday afternoon
Bromsgrove on a Thursday morning
Worcester on a Thursday morning
Malvern on alternate Monday afternoons
Coming soon! An Art Group in Evesham and a new Peer Support Group in the Wyre Forest
We also offer regular social activity groups run by volunteers in Wyre Forest and Malvern and an Art Group and a Craft Group in Worcester.
Volunteers needed for the Go Bright for Sight 5K Colour Run
We urgently need Volunteers for our forthcoming colour run events -
Saturday 24th June 2017, Droitwich Lido Park
Sunday 10th September 2017, Arrow Valley Park, Redditch
We need volunteers to help at the Bradbury Centre before-hand and also at the events themselves.
Any time you can spare would be hugely appreciated!
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.
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.
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Get InvolvedThere are many ways that you can get involved, whether you fundraise, donate or volunteer we need you more than ever.
Latest News & Events
- Wing Walking Spectacular
Posted on January 3rd, 2017
- Sight Concern Firewalk 2016
Posted on September 7th, 2016
- Sight Concern Worcestershire – Winners of Volunteer Team of the Year
Posted on June 29th, 2016