28th April 2014

Dear Volunteer

Valuing our Volunteers Event

We would like to invite you to another Valuing our Volunteers Event.  They are being held at our Drop-In Centres, details below.
Leamington Spa Drop-In Centre, Chandos Court, Chandos Street, Leamington Spa, CV32 4YU on 2nd June 2014 at 11am
Rugby Drop-In Centre, Rugby Baptist Church, Regent Place, Rugby, CV21 2AG on 4th June 2014 at 11am
Stratford Drop-In Centre, Christadelphian Church, Rother Street, Stratford on Avon, CV37 6LU on 24th June 2014 at 11am
Nuneaton Drop-In Centre, Newtown Community Centre, Newtown Road, Nuneaton, CV11 4HG on 26th June 2014 at 11am
There will be presentations on:
·      Different Eye Conditions
·      WAB Services
·      MyGuide Befriending Service
Each event will be followed by a buffet lunch.  To help organise these lunches, could you please let Barbara Main know which event you will be attending at least one week before the event date.
Kind regards


Manager/Senior Rehabilitation Officer

April 2014

My Guide – Volunteers needed

A new service for Visually Impaired People in your local area

My Guide is a joint project between Warwickshire Association for the Blind and Guide Dogs Association which aims to reduce isolation of Visually Impaired People living in your local community.

We are looking for Volunteers who are happy to train to become a Sighted Guide for a Visually Impaired Person in order to enable individuals to get out into their local community.

My Guide will enable you to accompany a Visually Impaired Person to access various services/activities they have previously been unable to.

This could involve a visit to their local Drop In Centre or a visit to the  hairdressers, a trip into town to purchase a special gift or Christmas shopping,  a short walk for a bit of gentle exercise.

If you are going to a Leisure Centre perhaps you could offer transport to someone. The possibilities are endless!

You could make a real difference to a Visually Impaired Person’s Independence by giving a few extra hours of your precious time.

If you would like further information on becoming a My Guide Volunteer or if you know someone who would be interested in helping, please contact

Sue Morris or Elaine Ball on 01926 411331.

Thank you,

Sue Morris

Information Officer