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18 12, 2019

Recipe For Hope

2019-12-18T12:12:41+00:00 December 18th, 2019|Latest News|

“There’s nothing to be done other than carry on until I can’t. Meantime, it’s all about living with the positives, not the negatives.”  Keith Dobson – who has terminal cancer. Keith and Carol Dobson with their Complete Catering clan on site at N-Vision – from left to right (back)  fellow director Shane O’Loan, Nathan Taylor and [...]

20 11, 2019

Tis the Season to be ‘Dolly’!

2019-11-20T14:00:40+00:00 November 20th, 2019|Latest News|

Our Christmas Fair was a huge hit – raising just shy of £3280 for the charity, inclusive of Christmas and other raffle ticket takings. Sadly, our showcase dolls house, donated by a local lady, failed to reach its £100 reserve and we’re sure you’ll agree it really shouldn’t have been sold for less. It’s to [...]

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 [...]