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15 08, 2017

Job Vacancy – Part time Cafe Club Coordinator

August 15th, 2017|Job Vacancies|

Part time Cafe Club Coordinator Salary £16,373.24 pro rata, per annum (£3,540.16 for 8 hours per week). Fixed term contract to 31/05/18. We are looking for an enthusiastic and organised Cafe Club Coordinator to join our Lottery funded VIPS Project Team. Primary responsibilities include, attending each of the weekly Café Clubs held at different venues [...]

5 07, 2017

A Wonderful Two Day Celebration!

July 5th, 2017|Latest News|

             On the 29th and 30th June we celebrated the 40th anniversary of our Talking Newspaper service by hosting a thank you lunch on the Thursday for our many wonderful volunteers followed by an open day on the Friday to allow visitors to drop in and see what goes on behind the scenes of the [...]

18 05, 2017

It will be all white on the night!!

May 18th, 2017|Latest News|

On the 8th June we mark the 40th Anniversary of our Talking Newspaper, the weekly news ‘paper’ recorded by volunteers at N-Vision, the Blackpool Fylde and Wyre Society for the Blind. In spectacular fashion The Tower will light up white in honour of our milestone anniversary.   The Talking Newspaper has 320 subscribers in Blackpool, [...]

10 05, 2017

Jacqui Morley takes on a trial which takes the biscuit – to get an insight into life for those who cannot see or who have reduced vision.

May 10th, 2017|Latest News|

Jacqui Morley takes on a trial which takes the biscuit - to get an insight into life for those who cannot see or who have reduced vision. The biscuits are so near yet so far. Blindfolded, it’s hard to fathom which packet contains the chocolate ones. I reach out, nearly knock over the milk, then [...]

18 04, 2017

In for a penny – or old style 3d – in for £1!

April 18th, 2017|Latest News|

  Birthday girl Joyce O’Callaghan got the chance to test the new £1 coins for user-friendliness at N-Vision, the Blackpool Fylde and Wyre Society for the Blind. Joyce, a regular at the charity’s social centre at Bosworth Place, Squires Gate, where she celebrated her 77th birthday,  is registered as severely sight impaired as a result of [...]

20 03, 2017

Picture this! Man sees wife for the first time since they married 27 years ago

March 20th, 2017|Latest News|

N-Vision low vision worker Brian Casey, former racing driver, county squash player, sports mad, lost his sight to two sports injuries 27 years ago. He's just seen his wife for the very first time From a distance – apart from the trendy Star Trek like glasses – Brian and Beverly Casey look like any other [...]

14 03, 2017

“Look at the Past and Learn for the Future” Reminiscence Project

March 14th, 2017|Events, Latest News|

COME AND SEE THE MAGIC!! N-Vision: Blackpool Fylde and Wyre Society For The Blind “ Look at the Past and Learn for the Future” Reminiscence Project We invite you to come and meet the project lead Helen Boone and learn about our Lottery funded Reminiscence Project, at:- The Princess Alexandra Home Bosworth Place Blackpool On:- [...]

8 03, 2017

Store Collection – Sainsburys 7th & 8th July

March 8th, 2017|Events|

Our volunteers will be holding two collection days at the Sainsbury's store in St Annes on Friday 7th July and Saturday 8th July. If you are shopping in store on those days please come along and say hello to our volunteers. You will see our large N-Vision banner so you can't miss us, we'll be delighted to meet you. [...]

8 03, 2017

Store Collection – Tesco 17th March

March 8th, 2017|Events|

Our volunteers will be holding a collection day at the Tesco Store on Clifton Road on Friday 17th March. If you are shopping in store that day please come along and say hello to our volunteers. You will see our large N-Vision banner so you can't miss us, we'll be delighted to meet you. We [...]

8 03, 2017

Simply Synapptic User Group Dates

March 8th, 2017|Events|

Three dates for your diary! The Simply Synapptic User Group will be held on Thursday 9th March, Thursday 13th April and Thursday 18th May. Come along to share your knowledge and learn from each other at our Simply Synapptic User Group. A great opportunity to share ideas and tips with other Synapptic users, and of course [...]