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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', [...]

8 05, 2018

Blackpool Café Club

2018-05-08T15:18:51+00:00 May 8th, 2018|Latest News|

It was worth the wait! That was the verdict after N-Vision’s very first Café Club in Blackpool. The Blackpool Fylde and Wyre Society for the Blind has been running monthly café clubs with great success at St Annes,  Kirkham, Cleveleys,  Poulton and Fleetwood – but the perfect setting for one in the heart of Blackpool [...]

17 04, 2018

Martyn runs marathon for N-Vision

2018-05-08T14:32:38+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Latest News|

Please support Martyn Coyne who is running the London Marathon to raise funds for N-Vision. The money raised will go towards supporting the services we offer to those living with sight loss in the local community. "I was really excited to be awarded a Ballot Place to run the London Marathon 2018. I have chosen [...]

23 01, 2018

N-Vision has been sharing The Joy!

2018-01-23T09:56:36+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|Latest News|

  Our veteran volunteer and Talking Newspaper Reader Joy Killip, 93 years young, not only hit the headlines in her own right – but became a BBC North West Tonight ‘anchor-woman’ for the primetime regional news programme. Joy and other Talking News regulars. – and listeners – featured in a lovely report from the charity’s [...]