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6 11, 2019

New Chair Of Trustees

2019-11-06T13:04:25+00:00 November 6th, 2019|Latest News|

Introducing our new chair of trustees Joseph Bannister - pictured with our CEO Ruth Lambert at our AGM. He claimed to be nervous but had a very warm welcome from fellow trustees, members, staff, volunteers and others who have the interests of the charity to heart and, far more importantly, those the charity serves, within [...]

16 10, 2019

A visit from Her Royal Highness Sophie, Countess of Wessex GCVO

2019-10-23T13:21:00+00:00 October 16th, 2019|Latest News|

We were never going to match the magnificence of the Tower Ballroom or Matcham's finest theatrical creation, the Grand, for the media, Strictly speaking, writes Jacqui Morley, N-Vision press officer. Even the local council's Latest News update omitted N-Vision from the running order for a Royal visit to the resort (Blackpool - if the Tower wasn't a [...]

25 09, 2019

National Eye Health Week

2019-09-25T13:24:55+00:00 September 25th, 2019|Latest News|

With half of all sight loss across the UK and Lancashire avoidable, controllable or preventable, N-Vision has gone all out for National Eye Health Week (Sept 23-29) to highlight the need for regular eye tests, a healthier diet and far greater awareness of risks of smoking and other factors. Head of ophthalmology Mr Ahmad Khalil [...]

25 09, 2019

Celebrating Our Volunteers

2019-09-25T12:46:06+00:00 September 25th, 2019|Latest News|

The writing on the wall said it all at N-Vision’s celebratory afternoon tea attended by 100 volunteers at the charity’s Squires Gate base at Bosworth Place. “We couldn’t do it without you.” N-Vision, the Blackpool Fylde and Wyre Blind Society, currently has 249 registered volunteers working across all elements of the operation, from Talking News [...]

25 09, 2019

Tour de force

2019-09-25T12:38:44+00:00 September 25th, 2019|Latest News|

Serving members of N-Vision were honoured at the Gazette 125 Local Heroes celebration at Blackpool Tower Ballroom. Joy Killip, one of the founders of the charity’s Talking Newspaper (42 years ago) and a veteran volunteer newsreader with the service, received an award as did Low Vision Worker Brian Casey who was recognised for services to [...]

21 08, 2019

A visit from Her Royal Highness Sophie, Countess of Wessex GCVO

2019-08-27T07:56:15+00:00 August 21st, 2019|Events, Latest News|

Looking forward to seeing you, Ma’am! Her Royal Highness Trustees, staff and volunteers are delighted that Her Royal Highness Sophie, Countess of Wessex GCVO will visit N-Vision, the Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre Society for the Blind, in October – and it’s great news for residents and clients at the charity’s Bosworth Place, Squires Gate, base [...]

7 08, 2019

Hate Crime? So do we!

2019-08-07T14:50:46+00:00 August 7th, 2019|Latest News|

A recent talk by PC Ian Ashton, whose extensive beat as Hate Crime and Community Cohesion Officer, mirrors our own, Blackpool Fylde and Wyre, and extends to Morecambe and Lancaster, proved thought provoking for members of our sight loss support group. PC Ashton, a Lancashire Constabulary copper for 26 years,  spoke of the five defined [...]

25 06, 2019

Macular Awareness Week (June 24th-30th)

2019-06-25T12:11:20+00:00 June 25th, 2019|Latest News|

Many of the people we support have age related macular degeneration and our eye clinic liaison officer Linda Sethi points out we’re seeing more referrals at an earlier age – 50s and 60s. It’s the leading cause of irreversible sight loss – although it must be stressed that irreversible doesn’t mean treatment isn’t available. This [...]