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4 09, 2018

Obituary – Ivy Broadbent M.B.E

2018-09-04T09:11:03+00:00 September 4th, 2018|Latest News|

Tributes have been paid to one of  N-Vision’s finest, our late great veteran volunteer Ivy Broadbent M.B.E.  Ivy’s funeral is on Wednesday Sept 5 12.30 at Lytham Crematorium.  Our charity has been nominated for any donations received. Our thoughts are with Ivy’s family and many friends. Stephanie Beasley, volunteers co-ordinator at N-Vision, formerly the Blackpool Fylde [...]

25 07, 2018

Stella give their star centenarian a treat

2018-07-25T10:13:58+00:00 July 25th, 2018|Latest News|

Stella give their star centenarian a treat…  left:  Alan Meadows who cans the lager Mrs Eileen Maher drinks,  Amanda Stephenson and Stanislav Chulkov brewery manager.  A picture story in The Gazette on Blackpool’s “LAGER than life” centenarian saw Princess Alexandra Home resident Eileen Maher, 100, go viral … even trending on online publishers UNILAD with 50k plus shares. The [...]

26 06, 2018

National Macular Week

2018-06-26T09:14:05+00:00 June 26th, 2018|Latest News|

Linda Sethi, N-Vision’s Eye Clinic Liaison Officer, has taken a closer look at macular degeneration for Macular Week  (June 25-July 1) in order to focus on the need for regular sight tests – and share how the charity can help those affected. ‘Age related macular degeneration AMD is a common eye condition which affects the [...]

26 06, 2018

National Macular Week

2018-06-26T09:10:49+00:00 June 26th, 2018|Latest News|

It’s national Macular Week (June 25-July 1) and N-Vision is doing its bit to raise awareness of macular degeneration.  Two clients – who have become good friends through our social activities and sight loss support group – spoke very movingly about what macular degeneration means to them.  Mrs Margaret Field and Mrs Anne Walmsley were [...]

19 06, 2018

National Glaucoma Awareness Week

2018-06-19T12:26:25+00:00 June 19th, 2018|Latest News|

Blink – and you may have missed National Glaucoma Awareness Week … as it coincided with National Volunteers Week! Our brilliant ECLO (eye clinic liaison officer) Linda Sethi didn’t miss a beat, however. Linda offered these thoughts – in the hope that earlier detection and intervention may spare  more of us falling prey to a [...]

19 06, 2018

Volunteers’ Week

2018-06-19T12:23:54+00:00 June 19th, 2018|Latest News|

We have been paying tribute to our wonderful volunteers throughout National Volunteers’ Week – and we know our debt of gratitude extends all year through. Our PR Jacqui took to social media – Twitter, Facebook and Instagram – to highlight the sheer scale of our voluntary workforce and the many ways in which volunteers help [...]

30 05, 2018

Judith Harrison and Christine Farrell retire after 20 and 32 years

2018-06-19T12:29:35+00:00 May 30th, 2018|Latest News|

Judith Harrison and Christine Farrell didn’t want ‘a lot of fuss’  about their retirement after 20 and 32 years, respectively, at N-Vision.  We’ll see about that, others thought… So, clients gathered in force at the sight loss support group meeting to say goodbye to two leading lights of N-Vision, The Blackpool Fylde and Wyre Society [...]

30 05, 2018

Blackpool’s Talking Newspaper

2018-05-30T15:08:50+00:00 May 30th, 2018|Latest News|

Blackpool’s Talking Newspaper, now in its 41st year at the charity, and one of the biggest in the country, is to start regular podcasts,  presented by our own resident anchorman/producer Johnny Gardener - who is severely sight impaired - and the society’s audio engineer and IT specialist Chris Carter. It's a great way of featuring a 'taster', [...]