David and Jimbo Sitting on a bench

David's Everest Challenge - Update!


(9 June 2021 12:00 am)

16,000ft climbed, 13,000ft to go… David and Jimbo sitting on a bench David Adams, who is totally blind due to a genetic condition, is raising funds for three charities by climbing the height of Mt. Everest, 29,032 ft with his 4-year-old guide dog Jimbo. After three months of trekking, David and his guide dog Jimbo have reached the halfway point in a bid to climb the height of Everest. They are raising funds for three important charities. Their total climb so far is 16,000 ft, more than the height of Mt. Blanc. Over the next few days, they.....
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Volunteer Excellence Awards Announced!


(4 June 2021 12:00 am)

As you may be aware, this week is National Volunteers Week. Across the nation, charities are celebrating the work that all volunteers do and the amazing contribution that they make to improving the lives of others.  For the past two years, Warwickshire Vision Support has given out a small number of Volunteer Excellence Awards and this year is no exception. We have over 250 volunteers, and every single one is so worthy in so many ways. It has been really hard to decide who should benefit this year. Our five winners have all done an amazing job.....
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Phil Arkell, CEO - Resignation


(10 May 2021 12:00 am)

After nine years with Warwickshire Vision Support, and the last three as Chief Executive, I have decided that it is time for me to leave for new horizons and fresh challenges. I believe that we have achieved a great deal during the last few years and that the charity is now better positioned for the future. During the last year, we have managed the challenges of the pandemic, developed and delivered new services, agreed a new strategy and are investing in a new property that will improve our profile and provide better access to our services. I.....
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Get Your COVID-19 Home Test Kit Instructions In Accessible Formats


(15 April 2021 12:00 am)

If you’re blind or partially sighted and need to get a coronavirus (COVID-19) test, the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) can help by providing you with the home test kit instructions in braille, audio (CD), or large print. To order the instructions in an alternative format and to learn more please visit: https://www.rnib.org.uk/coronavirus-updates/test-kit-instructions The audio version of the instructions (in English) is also available to listen to on the RNIB Info Line, a recorded information service. Simply call 0203 432 1488.....
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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.....
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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.....
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VI Inclusive Employment Project

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.....
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David and Jimbo Walking together

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.....
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Census 2021: Deadline 21st March


(8 March 2021 12:00 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.....
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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 Melanie Pritchard, many.....
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