Find out what help is available with the Cost-of-Living Crisis, meet our new Peer Support Services Coordinator Claire, learn more about our services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people, and see how you can get involved helping local visually impaired people.
Meet new CEO Lauren and Registration & Equipment Advisor Lori; discover our phone groups, tech wizards, and equipment service for hearing loss; and find out how you can help make everything happen.
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.
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.
Congratulations to Katherine and Julie, our intrepid volunteers who successfully completed their Wing Walk to raise funds for Vision North Somerset.
They both say they enjoyed the experience, but it did look rather scary! It’s not too late to show your support:
Flying on top of an aeroplane sounds terrifying to most, but Julie and Katherine both say they are looking forward to it!
The event will take place at an airfield near Cirencester on the 14th August. Those of us determined to stay on terra firma can show our support with a donation:
- Via Local Giving – please enter Wing Walk in the comment box
- Via cheque to Vision North Somerset
- Via cash at our Resource Centre, 3 Neva Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1YD
Thank you in anticipation of your support for these brave (or foolhardy!) ladies. Contact us if you have any questions about the event, or if you need help and advice about sight loss.
Caroline is the daughter of one of our members and she chose to support Vision North Somerset by running the London Marathon. She completed the run successfully and has raised £1,748.75 in sponsorship!
The photo on the left shows Caroline (left) standing next to her daughter (right) after completing her run. The image on the left shows how she raised £1,460 via online donations and £288.75 via Gift Aid through Local Giving.
A great effort on a really hot day. We really appreciate Caroline’s support. Thank you Caroline!
This funding means we can support isolated people with sight loss to join our social clubs and participate in their community.