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
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 http://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Birmingham/Sanders-Park/Sight-Concern-Fire-walk-2016/12815050/
Set up your sponsorship page at: https://mydonate.bt.com/events/fire-walk-2016/334210
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.
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. email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and quote “SIGHT CONCERN”
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01905 332914
Four 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
If you would like a talk about Sight Concern to your local group, please contact Fiona Blake on 01905 332902 or Fiona@sightconcern.co.uk. You can find out more about Sight Concern, by visiting www.sightconcern.co.uk or calling 01905 723245.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org