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Call My Bluff, Cheese and Wine Tasting Celebrity Challenge

‘Call my Bluff’ Cheese & Wine tasting Celebrity Challenge coming up on Thurs 19th October with ITV Central Bob Warman & ‘Blind Dave Heeley’. Includes Champagne & Canape Reception at Browns at The Quay Last chance for companies to enter a Team of 4. Thanks AMROS promotions, it’s going to be a lot of fun! 5.30pm for 6pm start. Teams of 4 are £165+VAT


Sight Concern Firewalk 2016


Charity Firewalk and spectacular Firework.

Take on the challenge! Raise money for Sight Concern Worcestershire and help support blind and partially sighted people to lead independent and fulfilling lives.

Walk 20ft over burning embers without pain or injury!
There is a £20 booking fee to do the fire walk and a minimum £100 sponsorship. The booking fee includes entry into the Fire walk Spectacular afterwards. Spectators must pay a £5 entrance fee
which includes fireworks.
Park opens 5 pm, bonfire 7p m, fireworks 7.30 pm.
Take on the challenge!
Raise money for Sight Concern Worcestershire and help support blind and partially sighted
people to lead independent and fulfilling lives.

To book your tickets online visit

Set up your sponsorship page at:

Sight Concern Worcestershire – Winners of Volunteer Team of the Year

Sight Concern Team winners of Volunteer Team of the year including Paul Diment who was also awarded Newbie of the Year.

The winners of the Worcestershire Volunteer Awards have been announced at The Hive.

Worcestershire County Council held the prestigious ceremony on June 9 to coincide with National Volunteers’ Week (June 1-12). The special event was to help promote and celebrate the valuable work of volunteers throughout the county.

Volunteers, members of the public, council representatives and local businesses were in attendance to help celebrate the tireless and dedicated work of volunteers in their local communities, and the difference they make to lives in Worcestershire.

Coffee Morning with Independent Fundraisers Worcester

 Raising Funds for Sight Concern Worcestershire.

Independent Fundraisers of Worcester are hosting a Coffee Morning and Prize Tombola to raise funds for Sight Concern Worcestershire.

The event will be held inside the Guildhall, Worcester on Saturday 3rd September from 10.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. where the team will be serving a wide range of delicious cakes with Tea or coffee as well as soft drinks if required. Shoppers are invited to come and take a break and enjoy cake in a warm and welcoming atmosphere and maybe have a go on the Prize Tombola where with a winning ticket they can pick any prize.

For more event information please contact Neil & Kath Smith
T. 01905 358400. E.



Make a Will Promotion

Have you made a Will?

Is your Will up to date?

Making your Will is one of the most important things you can do     in your life.  It enables you to provide for your loved ones and make your wishes clear, should the worst happen.  If you have children,  it’s essential to make a Will naming who will look after them until they reach the age of 18.

Harrison Clark Rickerbys Solicitors are offering discounted Wills from their Worcester office during April 2015

£95 –  for a single Will

£150 – for a mirror Will

The entire fee will be donated to Sight Concern Worcestershire, supporting blind and partially sighted people to lead independent and fulfilling lives.

The offer is on a ‘by appointment only’ basis and is for the period 1st April to 1st May 2015 inclusive.

Harrison Clark Rickerbys Solicitors are open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm, but out of hours weekday appointments can be arranged.

To take advantage of this great offer, contact Lisette Macdonald at Harrison Clark Rickerbys Solicitors on 01905 744 875 or email and quote “SIGHT CONCERN”

 Make a Will Promotion

Blind and Visually Impaired Cricket at New College

Indoor coaching suitable for boys and girls aged 10 and above and adults of all ages.

January 27 – 10th February

February 24th – March 24th

Tuesday evenings from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Supported by Old Elizabethan’s Cricket Club

At Worcester New College, Whittington Road, Worcester, WR5 2JX

Never played cricket before? Give it a try, no previous experience required.

Sighted players are welcome to take part.  Experience VI cricket wearing ‘Sim Specs’ and enjoy training and playing with visually impaired family, friends, carers and colleagues!

For more information contact Lynne Newell on 01905 454142 or


Halloween Firewalk!

Sight Concern Worcestershire’s Halloween Firewalk!

Wednesday 29th October 2014 – 7pm onwards at The Bank House Hotel, Bransford, Worcester

Please enter as a team or an individual in Sight Concern Worcestershire’s Halloween ‘Firewalk’ on the evening of Wednesday 29th October 2014 at the Bank House Hotel, Bransford, 7pm. Halloween fancy dress optional!

In the last few years, over 100 people have hot footed it across 20 feet of embers burning at 1000°F to raise money for our county charity Sight Concern Worcestershire.  We are seeking another 50 brave soles to face the fear of walking on fire.  Each day we support blind and partially sighted people to face the fear of losing their sight, helping people learn how to live with sight loss and rebuild their confidence to lead independent and fulfilling lives.  With recent funding cuts of £100K, we need your support to continue this precious work.

Be inspired and spread the word to colleagues, family and friends.

If you would like to come along and cheer the brave soles and enjoy Halloween themed family entertainment, put the 29th October in your diary.  There will be a performance and workshop by Drumlove; Halloween face painting and a fire juggler.  Children can bring along their carved pumpkins to enter the best pumpkin competition.  There will be food available for spectators to purchase on the night.

To book your place, complete the Booking form or to find out more contact Sight Concern on or call 01905 332914

Jeremy Clarke-Morris Sight Concern Trustee


Brave Fundraisers take to the skies for Sight Concern

HannahandJess2Four 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, and

If you would like a talk about Sight Concern to your local group, please contact Fiona Blake on 01905 332902 or  You can find out more about Sight Concern, by visiting or calling 01905 723245.

A Window on our World – Art Exhibition

Lighthouse_rgbWindow on our World is Sight Concern’s first exhibition of arts and crafts created by blind and partially sighted people within Worcestershire.

The exhibition was launched with a VIP evening at the Commandery in Worcester on Thursday 6th June and ran for a full month attracting many visitors.  On the VIP evening 6 works of art and craft were auctioned in support of Sight Concern.

There is now the intention to tour some of the works at other venues across the county to show off to more people the wonderful talents of the artists and craftspeople that Sight Concern supports.

To find out more contact Keith on 01905 332914 or at                                  


Worcester Music Festival 2013

Sight Concern recently were chosen as  one of the charities that will benefit from fundraising during this year’s citywide music festival over the August bank holiday  weekend.

To mark this we hosted two workshops at our Bradbury Centre. In the morning the Worcester Deaf  Children’s Society ran a ‘signsong’ workshop with children, parents and adults (with and without hearing) learning to sign along to ‘I Have a Dream’. In the afternoon Sight Concern ran a small workshop exploring the importance of music to the blind and partially sighted and we hope this will be the start of a programme of musical activities in the  community and at our  Bradbury Centre.

lf you want to find out more please contact Keith Hoare on 01905 332914 or at