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Wing Walking Spectacular

Consider yourself an adrenaline junkie?   Then why not take the ultimate thrill ride with a unique wing walking experience!

Wing walking has its roots in the early days of aviation when reckless daredevils wowed the crowds with a stunning display of boldness and bravery.  Now you too can join the ranks of the select few who have taken to the skies in style and pushed their courage to new limits.

Those already signed up include our own Chief Officer, Jenny Gage, Trustee Shirley Sheridan and Mark Abel, who represented the UK in the Invictus Games last summer. Take part or come and watch our spectacular wing walking team in Oxfordshire on Sunday 18th June.



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.



Abberley Abseil 29th May

Abberley Abseil — Scaling Heights for Sight!

Take part in our sponsored abseil on Sunday 29th May at Abberley Hall School’s iconic Clock Tower. Built in 1884, it stands 161 feet high and can be seen from 6 counties! Abseiling down it will definitely be something to remember forever – and all for a good cause.

No previous experience is required as our fully trained instructors will take you through everything to keep you safe. Friends and family can come along, enjoy the spectacle, treat themselves to refreshments and spend some quality time in a beautiful part of Worcestershire.

A £20 booking fee is required and we ask Abseilers to raise a minimum of £100 in sponsorship. You will receive a special Certificate and photo of your descent. Anyone raising over £150 will also receive a special event T-shirt. This should be a fabulous day. Please encourage everyone to join in!

To buy tickets for this event please visit our events page: Abberley Abseil — Scaling Heights for Sight tickets from Skiddle.

Ticket sales and event registration: Skiddle Promotion Centre

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Abberley Hall School Clock Tower

Victoria’s Going Bright for Sight

Victoria Merrett, a well-known Optometrist and owner of Actons Opticians in the centre of Worcester, is having her hair dyed to raise money for Sight Concern.

“I’m well-known for changing my hair colour on a regular basis”, says Victoria, “So I thought this time I’d do it for a bit of fun and for a cause close to my heart”.  She added, “I had a look at the samples book of colours with my hairdresser, Jack Hogan from Aphrodite, and I’ve decided to go with purple, orange, pine green and sky blue”.

Anyone wishing to support Victoria simply chooses one of the colours and makes a donation to the charity.  Whichever colour raises the most sponsorship by 18th March “wins” and that’s the colour which will adorn Victoria’s head for another few weeks.  “If nothing else, you won’t be able to miss me”, she added.

You can vote for your chosen colour and make a donation by visiting  or by dropping in or posting them to Actons Opticians, 10 Cornmarket, Worcester WRI 2DR.

Thanks to Mike Henley for the photograph.

Victoria's Go Bright for Sight Hair Do

Victoria’s Go Bright for Sight Hair Do



New Worcester Support Group Opens!

A new weekly support group is open in Worcester for anyone affected by sight loss from Worcester or the surrounding area. The group is based at The Bradbury Centre in Worcester, every Tuesday morning, from 10.00 to 12.30. The cost is £4 per session

There will be a range guest speakers, activities, aids and equipment demos and more.

You will also have the opportunity to meet other people with sight loss and share tips and experiences.

For more information contact Katy Wakefield at The Bradbury Centre 01905 723245

13th Feb Frog Racing Night – Mayoral invite!

The Mayor of Worcester, Councillor Roger Knight invites you to his main charity fundraising event of the year – Frog Racing at the Guildhall, Worcester on Saturday 13th February 2016, 7.30pm in the grand setting of the Assembly Room

Please be assured that there will be no cruelty to frogs!!! There will be 6 races plus a final, sponsored by a local company. There will be tables/teams of up to 10 guests
Hot food is included and a bar is available. Tickets £20.00 per person. Age 16 years+ Book IN ADVANCE via the Tourist Information Office either by calling into the office at the Guildhall or on 01905 726311 or by email to

All proceeds in aid of the Mayor’s charities – Sight Concern, Acorns Children’s Hospice and Daisychain Benevolent Fund

Join our frog racing night!

Which Way Now – Living with Sight Loss Course – Taking Bookings

Our next ‘Which Way Now – Living with Sight Loss Course’ will be held at the Bradbury Centre in Worcester on the following dates:

Monday 24th August
Monday 7th September
Monday 14th September

All sessions 10am till 12.30pm.

The course is aimed at people who are newly diagnosed, new to the area, or feel that they need to know more about how they can adapt to living with sight loss.

There is a charge of £10 per person; this also covers a guest/carer.

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Join us at the Barber Institute for our next free INSIGHT event for blind or partially sighted visitors.

 Insight explores the Barber’s major new exhibition which explores the work of two British artists- painter, Matthew Smith and sculptor, Frank Dobson.

This varied and fascinating exhibition features portraits of many celebrated British cultural figures such as author Roald Dahl and actress Jean Simmons.

This exhibition is the fourth annual collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery.

Next event: The Modernist Face

Saturday 11th July 2015

11.30am – 2pm

Call 0121 414 2261 for more details or to book your place.