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On Thursday 19th November 2020, together with thousands of other people and organisations, Vision North Somerset posted crossed finger selfies across social media to say a massive collective thank you to the National Lottery players for their colossal contribution to good causes across the UK.
Throughout the day we shared photos of staff and quotes from service users celebrating the life changing work we are able to offer because of National Lottery funding.
Work has started on essential repairs at our Resource Centre in Weston thanks to a donation from the Rank Foundation and the generosity of the local people who use our services.
We still need to raise a further £4,000 – but at least our roof is fixed and we have new radiators so we can provide a warm and dry environment for our visitors. Grateful thanks to all who have donated.
Did you know that a blind person can navigate an unfamiliar area independently using a special app on their iPhone?
“I can’t believe I have gained enough confidence to go shopping on my own – just using my phone to get me to the right shop – it’s changed my life”
Hanna, who is registered blind, goes on to say:
“This technology has helped me so much; I now want to volunteer and teach other people how to use it.”
Local charity Vision North Somerset has been awarded over £9,000 by the National Lottery Awards for All fund to ensure volunteers and staff are trained to deliver a range of opportunities for blind and partially sighted people in North Somerset.
Chief Executive Nina Farr said:
“Knowledgeable staff and volunteers don’t just happen; we have to invest in their training and support to enable them to deliver a high quality service that makes a difference to people who are struggling with significant sight loss.”
“We are grateful to the National Lottery and the people that play every week who have made our Trained to Deliver project possible”.
Top of the training list is information about social media and the options this provides for reducing isolation and loneliness.
The charity also plans to provide a professional functional low vision service to help people to make the most of their sight with magnifiers and good lighting.
A huge thank you goes out to Boro Social Club, who held a fun filled musical day for Vision North Somerset on Sunday 29th September.
Supporters raised £1,855.96 for local people with sight loss. A great day for everyone. Thank you from all at Vision North Somerset.
This year, we need your help with the cost of repairs & renewals to the centre at Neva Road.Whether you can give £1 or £100, it could make all the difference.
Take a look at our annual appeal to find out more:
- Click here to view our Annual Appeal as a Word Document
- Click here to view our Annual Appeal as a PDF
The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust have donated £1,000 to help support our outreach service, so we can ensure people in rural areas are aware of the help available to them.
A huge thank you to the Quartet Foundation for their recent donation of £3,843.
These funds allow us to continue our volunteer home visiting service and other voluntary activities.
A £5000 boost to our voluntary activities was given to us by the Santander Foundation.
We are exceedingly grateful for the local support from this large organisation, which enables us to offer one-to-one volunteer IT tuition to our visually impaired members.
We are grateful to our friends at Clevedon Bowling Club who donated an amazing £2,500 to support local blind and partially sighted people.
The funds became available due to the closure of the club and we are sorry to see such a good facility come to an end.