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Stratford-upon-Avon Town Trust Donates £10,000

Warwickshire Association for the Blind (WAB) would like to thank the Trustees of the Stratford-upon-Avon Town Trust for their generous donation of £10,000 in support our activities for visually impaired people in Stratford-upon-Avon.

There are more than 160 people registered blind or partially sighted in Stratford-upon-Avon with many more people living with varying degrees of sight loss in the town. 

This donation will be used to support our three existing services in Stratford-upon-Avon. Read more about Stratford-upon-Avon Town Trust Donates £10,000

North Warwickshire Volunteer Marketplace

The Volunteer Centre North Warwickshire are holding a Volunteer Marketplace event on Thursday 8th November. 1 – 3pm at Atherstone Memorial Hall. The event is open to everyone in North Warwickshire to come and find out about volunteering and the opportunities available to them. 

For more information please call Michelle on 01827 717073 or email michelle.black@vcnw.org.uk 

Royal Mail Stamps at 2011 prices!

Royal Mail are offering postage stamps at 2011 prices.

If you receive Pension Credit, ESA or Incapacity Benefit you can buy up to 36 stamps in books of 6 or 12 at Christmas 2011 prices. This offer is from 6th November till 24th December this year. Read more about Royal Mail Stamps at 2011 prices!

Article from Guide Dogs -Inspiring Future Technologies for all

It's Guide Dogs Week 2012, and we are delighted to reveal the first stages of some groundbreaking work that Guide Dogs have been doing to improve the mobility and inclusion of blind and partially sighted people.  

Here at Guide Dogs, we believe that technology has huge potential to transform the way in which all our service users get out and about, but all too often, the solutions out there are niche, cumbersome, and expensive. That is why we've worked with Microsoft to develop a concept of how things might look soon, if we all pull together, and make our vision a reality.  Read more about Article from Guide Dogs -Inspiring Future Technologies for all

Coventry Drop-In Opens it's Doors

On Friday 5 October, the WAB Coventry Drop-In Centre opened its doors to welcome the people of Coventry.  Located at the Quakers Meeting House on Hill Street, the Drop-In Centre is open from 10am to 12 noon every Friday.

If you want to pop in for a cup of tea and a chat, or would like to come and look at our display of specialist equipment for visually impaired people and get some professional advice - please feel welcome. Read more about Coventry Drop-In Opens it's Doors

Warwickshire in Cricket Finals

BCEW Bill Frindall Memorial Twenty20 Cup Finals Day

Ground: Leamington Cricket Club

Address: Leamington Cricket Club, Arlington Avenue, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV32 5UG.

How to find it: check out www.leamingtoncricket.co.uk,

Click on “Location” and it will bring up a tool that gives directions to the club.

Timetable

10.20: Teams & match officials arrive at ground

10.40: Semi Final Draw

10.45: Toss for both semi finals

11.00: Semi Finals Begin

14.15: Lunch Read more about Warwickshire in Cricket Finals

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