29 01, 2020

Crossing Breck Road is a milestone for blind woman

2020-02-05T09:53:45+00:00 January 29th, 2020|Latest News|

Severely sight impaired June McLaughlin has finally achieved her ambition to walk into Poulton town centre alone and unaided, by anything other than her long cane, from her bungalow near the River Wyre Hotel.  Going it alone - spot the June! In the midst of busy traffic our volunteer braves busy  June, 68, says she [...]

22 01, 2020

Tomorrow’s World – Today!

2020-01-22T11:08:37+00:00 January 22nd, 2020|Latest News|

On Friday, January 31, from 10am to 2pm, at Sharples Hall, here at our HQ at Bosworth Place, Squires Gate, we host our very first exhibition of 2020 – a year of real significance to the VI community and to the charity’s fight back against avoidable sight loss for others.  We have a much larger [...]

22 01, 2020

Pioneering Surgery – on tap for Advanced Glaucoma?

2020-01-22T10:59:24+00:00 January 22nd, 2020|Latest News|

If you missed Michael Mosley's presentation of Trust Me, I'm a Doctor BBC 2 (Wed Jan 15 and repeated Sat Jan 18 5.30pm)  you can catch up here…/m000dbdm/trust-me-im-a-doctor-series-9-… from about 12 minutes into the programme. Why are we so interested? It features a procedure, still under a trial,  which has the potential to revolutionise the treatment of [...]

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 [...]