Two Beavers pleased with their bread buttering while wearing simulation spectacles

Beavering away with Wilberforce to understand sight loss

Beaver Scouts at Dringhouses, York, were fascinated to learn with Wilberforce about how to help people with sight loss during two sessions in October. ______________________________________________________ Two important dates for your diary; click on either for more information: 1st December, the Wilberforce Christmas Fayre; 18th December, the Wilberforce Christmas carol service. _______________________________________________________ Beavers are the youngest…

Sherieda Joseph (left), Wilberforce's representative in the Leeds Vision Consortium, and Charlotte Procter, Eye Clinic Liaison Officer from Action for Blind People, at the National Eye Health Week promotional event in Leeds Kirkgate Market

Getting the healthy eyes message to the people of Leeds

Diet and exercise are vital for reducing the risk of ¬†sight loss. This is the message which the Leeds Vision Consortium, a partnership between the Wilberforce Trust and Action for Blind people, is promoting to the people of Leeds at a four day event at Jamie Oliver’s ‘Ministry of Food’ in Kirkgate Market, Leeds, as…

Three pupils raising money for Wilberforce at the Huntington School Community Fun day, with German volunteer Michael

Super summer fundraising for sight loss support

The summer is not over yet, we hope, but the sunny 2013 so far has meant that external events to raise funds for our work supporting people with sight loss have been well attended, whether Wilberforce’s own events or those arranged by others to raise funds for us. We are all hoping for another warm…

Gordon' second Christmas card design

Visually impaired tenants design Wilberforce 2013 charity Christmas cards

Many of our tenants with sight loss rose to the challenge when it was suggested that this year they might design the Wilberforce charity cards for 2013. So many were interested that a little ‘competition’ was organised in the Living & Learning Zone, with two of our usual tutors facilitating – Deborah and Louise (who…

Most important is to listen says new Chief Exec

Our new Chief Executive, Philippa Crowther, took up her post at the beginning of March. A Yorkshire lady, with a background in care, for a very Yorkshire charity supporting people with sight loss