Sight Concern are very proud to have received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2018

Queens Award for Voluntary Service  

Sight Concern are very proud to have received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2018.This very special award was created in 2002 and it is part of the UK honours system to recognise the work of grassroots organisations at a local level. Winners are announced each year on 2 June, the anniversary of the Queen’s coronation.

This is like an ‘MBE’; it’s the highest award given to local individuals or groups for excellence in voluntary activities in their local communities. Each group is assessed on the benefits it brings to the local community and its standing within the community.

Sight Concern couldn’t exist without our volunteers. Everyone has played a part in our story and our history. That’s why we’re delighted that volunteers’ hard work and commitment has been recognised by Her Majesty the Queen.

The charity received a signed certificate from The Queen, an English Crystal with the logo insignia, and permission to use the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service logo.

Our CEO, Jenny Gage, was invited to attend a Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace on the 5th June 2018, together with one of our Trustees Shirley Sheridan.

In September 2018, we held our own afternoon tea to thank our volunteers and celebrate this momentous occasion. The Lord-Lieutenant of Worcestershire, Lt Col Patrick Holcroft, attended to present our award. Over 150 of our volunteers were able to join us to celebrate. The Lord Lieutenant gave a short speech, recognising the work of Sight Concern and expressing pleasure that the charity had been chosen to receive this prestigious award.

Sight Loss Support Groups – March

Due to Corona Virus (COVID -19) there are no groups/activities taking place at the moment, please contact 01905 723 245 if you have any queries.Are you new to sight loss and looking for local advice about how to make everyday tasks easier?Or are you someone who has...

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Craft Group Knits for Australian Wildlife

The craft group is an independent group that meets on Tuesday mornings 10-12, at The Bradbury Centre, Worcester. They have been putting their knitting skills to good use by making comfort pouches and wrap around bird blankets, for the injured wildlife...

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Sight Loss Support Groups – February

Are you new to sight loss and looking for local advice about how to make everyday tasks easier? Or are you someone who has lived with sight loss for many years and is interested in learning new things? Or are you a family member or friend wanting to know how best...

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BBC In Touch Programme

Jenny Gage ,CEO and Shirley Sheridan, client and trustee, visited the BBC studios to be interviewed by Peter White for the BBC In Touch Programme. The interview highlighted the difference that local sight loss charities, such as Sight Concern, make in the lives of...

Sight Loss Support Groups – January

Are you new to sight loss and looking for local advice about how to make everyday tasks easier?Or are you someone who has lived with sight loss for many years and is interested in learning new things?Or are you a family member or friend wanting to know how best to...

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Sight Loss Support Groups – December

Are you new to sight loss and looking for local advice about how to make everyday tasks easier?Or are you someone who has lived with sight loss for many years and is interested in learning new things?Or are you a family member or friend wanting to know...

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Sight Concern Worcestershire

The Bradbury Centre, 2 Sansome Walk, Worcester, WR1 1LH

Registered Charity: 1136716
Company number: 07258623