Donna Burn

Fundraising Donna – above and beyond the call of duty

Initiative of a Wilberforce Trust staff member has resulted in an important boost to fundraising to support this charity’s work supporting people with sight loss and multiple disabilities. Donna Burn, Team Leader 2 in one of the Wilberforce York houses, read on a friend’s Facebook page that her husband had just been appointed manager of…

A photograph of a eye test in the Wilberforce Low Vision Clinic

New role in development of Wilberforce rehabilitation services

As part of the development of its rehabilitation services, the Wilberforce Trust is creating a crucial new role which will not only coordinate and administer some of the most important of these services but also be involved in promoting and delivering them, specifically the Low Vision Clinic and Visual Awareness Training. Supporting people in York…

Spectacular Spectacles ideas from Huntington School

The Wilberforce Trust is keen to get over the importance of eye health to as young an audience as possible and in the previous post we saw how demonstrations with ‘Simspecs’ were used to engage an audience of 6 and 7 year olds (Beavers). Class 7 pupils, ie 11 and 12 year olds, at Huntington…

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…