Communtiy carol concert at All Saints Church

New Year, New Update

First of all, Happy New Year to you all from everyone here at the Wilberforce Trust! As many of you will know we have been busy over the past couple of months with some exciting fundraising activities, not to mention preparing our first Christmas Party we’ve had for all of our workers, volunteers and members.…

Wilberforce Trust head office staff begin National Eye Health Week with 'Bright for Sight' day, paying £1 to wear something 'bright' to work.

Wilberforce Trust staff make a bright start to National Eye Health Week

Wilberforce Head Office staff started National Eye Health Week on 22 September by paying to wear something bright to work on Monday, funds raised going towards activities for people with sight loss and other disabilities in the charity’s Living&Learning Zone at the Huntington office. The fifth National Eye Health Week (NEHW) runs from 22 to…

Quad South Hall, York St John University

Charity Art Auction in York, 11 October 2014. Book now

A Wilberforce charity art auction, featuring works from professional artists with a local connection and professional artists with sight loss and/or other disabilities, will take place on 11 October. The event is in Quad South Hall, York St John University. There will be an exhibition for viewing from noon on the day of the auction, this being followed by a drinks reception at 7pm. The auction will…

Home Instead York owners, husband and wife team Luke Norbury and Anne-Marie Roche.

York home care provider says all staff should do Wilberforce Visual Awareness Training

Home Instead, home care providers in York and surrounding communities, has been among the first organisations to take up a new Wilberforce half-day training course on supporting people who are blind or partially sighted, ie, with varying degrees of sight loss – Visual Awareness Training (VAT). Wilberforce has offered a full day VAT training for…

Experiencing a colourful 'rattle' in the sensory room

Active sensory room sessions unique to York

Unique to York, the first ‘Active Sensory Session’ will be on Thursday 29 May in the recently-inaugurated ‘pop-up’ sensory room in the Living&Learning Zone at the Wilberforce Trust Huntington headquarters. The sessions provide physical exercise and sport activities for people with limited sight and mobility, including wheelchair users, aiming to bring cardiovascular fitness and muscular activity…