Sight Village Spring 2021 Catalogue
(13 April 2021 12:00 am)
We are delighted to share with you the latest Sight Village Spring e-catalogue featuring information, updates, special offers and discounts from Sight Village sponsors and exhibitors.
Please note that many of the discounts featured are on offer for a limited period, so be sure to check the promotional end dates and place your orders within good time.
Download the catalogue as either a PDF or as a Microsoft Word version belowDownload the PDF VersionDownload the Microsoft Word Version.....
Warwickshire Vision Support shortlisted for UK Charity Governance Awards 2021
(9 April 2021 5:24 am)
Warwickshire Vision Support has been shortlisted at the UK-wide Charity Governance Awards 2021 for the Board Equity, Diversity and Inclusion award.
After receiving hundreds of submissions, Warwickshire Vision Support is one of just three organisations to be shortlisted for this award, with the winners scheduled to be announced on the 27th May 2021 via a special online presentation hosted by The Clothworker’s company in London.
“We are unbelievably proud to be shortlisted at the Charity Governance Awards. As chair, it has been immensely important.....
VI Inclusive Employment Project
(31 March 2021 12:00 am)
VI Inclusive Employment Project
The VI Inclusive Employment Project is being funded by TAVIP (Technology Association of Visually Impaired People) and will specifically focus on providing a training course that will support people with vision impairments who are seeking work to fine-tune their employment and technology skills.
The training course has been developed by Vicky and Dave of VIDA Training and Gary of Gary Eady Computer Training. Sessions will be facilitated by us using our unique and valuable mix of experience, knowledge and skills (and.....
Jimbo and David's Everest Challenge
(24 March 2021 12:00 am)
No guide dog has ever climbed Everest, but Jimbo is going to give it a go!
He will lead his totally blind master David Adams from sea level to the 29,032 ft (8848.86 m) height of Everest to raise funds for European Guide Dogs, Motor Neurone Disease Association and Warwickshire Vision Support.
Jimbo and David will climb Marston Hill 197 times over the next few months.
On Monday 1st March, St. David’s Day, Jimbo and David made their first climb and will continue every day (twice on Saturdays and Sundays) until August 8th, David’s 78th birthday.....
Census 2021: Deadline 21st March
(8 March 2021 9:26 am)
Census Deadline – 21st March
By now you should have received in the post your national census documentation which includes your unique household access code.
You can either complete the national census online, or by completing the forms sent to you and sending them back.
If you are struggling to complete the form then there are a number of support options available:
1) Call the national census helpline on 0800 141 2021 to complete the census over the phone
2) Ask somebody you trust to help complete the survey for you
3) Depending on local.....
New Vacancy - Board of Trustees Member
(11 February 2021 5:05 pm)
Warwickshire Vision Support is the primary provider of services for people living with sight loss in Warwickshire. For 108 years, as a local charity for local people, we have aimed to improve the quality of life of visually impaired people in Warwickshire. We help people come to terms with visual loss and provide accessible advice, information and support services. These services enable visually impaired people to have more choice, greater independence and healthier lifestyles.What will you be doing?
Our Board of Trustee/Directors has ultimate.....
Welcome to the board
(22 January 2021 12:00 am)
We are happy to confirm that all nominated Trustees were elected successfully to the Board.
We have talked a great deal over the last few years about ensuring that WVS better reflects those we serve. We consider diversity to be fundamental to good governance and innovative and effective service provision. This year, we welcome three new VIP members to the Board, Melanie Pritchard, Martyn Parker and Stacey Fennell. Additionally, Amer Herian has been co-opted to the Board pending election next year.
Melanie Pritchard, many.....
Wendy Completes Ben Nevis Climb
(24 September 2020 12:00 am)
Wendy Pope (Nuneaton service user with retinitis pigmentosa) completed her sponsored ascent of Ben Nevis on Monday 14th September 2020.
It was a long day and she did not get back down until gone 7 pm.
Wendy has been fundraising for Warwickshire Vision Support and has raised over £1,000
Congratulations Wendy and Thank You.
WVS Face Masks - Support WVS
(14 September 2020 12:00 am)
Support Warwickshire Vision and protect yourself and others with a reusable washable face mask promoting our charity.
Costs £5 for registered VIP’s or £6 including postage for everyone else.
Please contact the office on 01926 411331 to place your order.
A word from our Patron, Dame Judi Dench
(31 May 2020 12:00 am)
I first became associated with Warwickshire Vision Support more than 25 years ago, when I was asked to write a foreword for the Warwickshire Talking Book Service. Like many others, I knew of friends and family members who were living with sight loss. I could see how sight loss changes so much about the way we live – the way proud independent people gradually lose their confidence, withdraw from everyday tasks and become more remote from family and friends as their sight deteriorates. This is the time when we most need help and support and Warwickshire.....