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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 [...]

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 [...]