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14 11, 2018

From Pop To Poppies

2018-11-14T16:57:34+00:00 November 14th, 2018|Latest News|

From pop to poppies - plastic bottles were recycled into hundreds of poppies in one of several very special acts of remembrance at the Princess Alexandra Home for the Blind at Squires Gate. The project, which has spanned weeks,  also marked new life, the birth of a great-granddaughter for one of the residents taking part [...]

14 11, 2018

Privacy Notice for Service Users

2018-11-14T16:51:15+00:00 November 14th, 2018|Latest News|

In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we have implemented this Privacy Notice to inform you, our Service Users, of the types of data we process about you. We also include within this notice the reasons for processing your data, the lawful basis that permits us to process it, how long we keep [...]

7 11, 2018

Low Vision Clinic in Garstang

2018-11-07T16:15:34+00:00 November 7th, 2018|Events|

We are holding a Low Vision Clinic in Garstang Medical Practice on Wednesday 5th December. Stephanie Beasley, Brian Casey and  Nick Hamlett from Associated Optical will be conducting low vision assessments and providing general low vision advice/support. Nick is also bringing a sample of the electronic aids which Associated Optical sell. This is the first [...]

16 10, 2018

N-Vision charity holds a celebratory lunch to say thank you to its volunteers

2018-10-16T15:09:14+00:00 October 16th, 2018|Latest News|

You are extraordinary. You have built this charity. We could not cope without you. Tributes have been paid – at a celebratory thank-you lunch attended by up to 150 volunteers – to the 261 volunteers who underpin every element of the work of N-Vision, the Blackpool Fylde and Wyre Society for the Blind, which supports [...]

16 10, 2018

Death of Blackpool’s ‘great champion’ for the blind

2018-10-16T15:03:06+00:00 October 16th, 2018|Latest News|

Tributes have been paid following the death of a Blackpool businessman and charity volunteer. Keith Gledhill MBE, 86, passed away at his home on October 7, only a few weeks after his wife Margaret passed away. The businessman from Marton founded the cylinder manufacturing company Gledhill in 1972, along with his brother Houghton and was [...]

26 09, 2018

Anyone for VI tennis?

2018-09-26T13:32:48+00:00 September 26th, 2018|Latest News|

Anyone for VI tennis? Our own Mark Aylott – whose art will be on display at Solaris in October – took up the challenge after North East VI tennis legend and  inspirational coach Wendy Glasper visited South Shore Lawn Tennis Club to host some trial sessions – joining forces with club coach Peter Hamadi.  Such [...]

25 09, 2018

National Eye Health Week

2018-09-26T13:29:29+00:00 September 25th, 2018|Latest News|

N-Vision is supporting National Eye Health Week (Sept 24-30) the annual campaign to raise awareness of the importance of lifestyle changes to support good eye health, and the need for regular eye tests – regardless of whether or not you think your vision is reducing.  Eye tests, as our eye clinic liaison officer Linda Sethi [...]

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 [...]