Worle Lions Sponsor our Information Packs

Many thanks to Worle Lions for sponsoring the Information Packs which we send out to people who have recently lost their sight.

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Worle Lions presenting a cheque for £760.80 to Vision staff at our Resource Centre

They provide an easy reference so users and their families or carers can easily find out how to access the help they need.

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Specsavers Raises Money for Vision

Matt Bailey and Sarah Harvey from SpecSavers Weston super Mare present Vision Volunteer Claire Atkinson with a cheque for an amazing £550.08!

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Sarah (left) and Matt (right) present Claire (middle) with the cheque

Thanks to everyone involved for your support.

The Asda Token Scheme

Shoppers in the Asda store, Weston super Mare have rallied round to support local people who are experiencing sight loss.

They selected Vision North Somerset as their chosen charity to receive the green tokens, which Asda promote as part of their commitment to the local community.

Asda Community Life Champion, Claire Virgo presented a cheque for £200 to Volunteer Co-ordinator Michele Blake and volunteer John Meikle, who is himself registered blind.

Claire (middle) presenting Vision’s John (left) and Michele (right) with the £200 cheque

We are always grateful for support from our local community. Thank you Asda for this opportunity.

St. Monica’s Trust

Vision North Somerset is always grateful to Trust Funds and other organisations that support us.

This is especially so when we need to raise money for our infrastructure – for example, an effective computer system. We need to stay in touch with our service users by sending out information and regular newsletters to keep them up to date, manage confidential records and enable access to digital technology.

The St Monica’s Trust has donated over £8,000 so we can update our system and continue to provide an efficient and effective service to the people that need our help.

Weston Lions Club

Thank you to Weston Lions Club for a generous donation of £500 towards a specialist piece of equipment – an Electronic Magnifier.

This stand alone piece of kit enables visually impaired people to magnify print and pictures, enabling them to see photographs, read the TV pages, check bank statements and read other personal correspondence.

We need to raise another £1,500 to purchase this amazing machine and you can help by clicking on our donate button below.

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Marks and Spencer

Vision North Somerset is delighted to have been chosen by Marks and Spencer in Weston super Mare as their charity of the year.

We invited M&S staff to visit our Resource Centre to learn about visual impairment and what it means to have sight loss by trying on some simulation spectacles.

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The simulation specs give an idea of the effects of different types of sight loss.

M&S staff are busy raising funds on behalf of our charity over the coming months and we wish them the best of luck. We hope they have a great deal of fun too!