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Deafblind Awareness Week: Chloe’s Story

This week, 27 June to 3 July, is Deafblind Awareness Week. Did you know that over 400,000 people in the UK are living with combined sight and hearing loss? Deafblindness can affect anyone, and you can be born deafblind or...

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The Swim Serpentine Experience

Dive in this September with Hyde Park’s annual Swim Serpentine Festival. The Swim Serpentine will be taking place on Saturday, 17 September in London’s Hyde Park. The event is great for people of all abilities who have one thing in...

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Project Story: Blind in Business

In 2022, Vision Foundation provided Blind in Business (BiB) with a two-year grant of £20,000 to support 10 young people into employment per year. This year we also provided a Resilience Fund to help organisations get back on their feet...

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Happy Father’s Day

It's Father's Day weekend! We chatted to three incredible Dads who’ll be celebrating (and celebrated) this Father's Day. Vision Foundation's Director of Finance and Resources, Olly, Trustee, Amit and Regular Contributor, Chris are at different stages of fatherhood and have...

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Run for your life! 5 reasons why people take on marathons and why you should too…

This year, Vision Foundation is taking on two exciting running events; The Vitality Big Half (4 September 2022) is 13.1 miles, and the historic London Marathon (2 October 2022) is 26.2 miles. At both of these exhilarating events, runners will...

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The Postcode Lottery of Cane Training

Chris Owen is a regular contributor for Vision Foundation. You can find his previous blogs here.   Last year, £125 million was spent on vision and hearing sensory services across England. This sounds a lot but when you break it...

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Carole, a visually impaired mature woman, enjoying a glass of wine on her birthday (her favourite image)

Lunch Club+ 4 The Blind

Run entirely by volunteers the Club has been around since 1975 to support blind and partially sighted people in the Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. In 2010, out of the blue, it was announced at one of the lunches that...

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Volunteers Week: Q&A with Kerry

As Volunteers' Week comes to a close for 2022, we want to share the story of one of our previous volunteers, Kerry. After joining the Vision Foundation team in 2021 as a volunteer, supporting with operations at Head Office, Kerry...

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Volunteers Week – Brinda

eBay manager Brinda revists her time as a volunteer at the Vision Foundation and how she gained vital skills that set up for a paid role. ...

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See My Skills Gala: Celebrating 100 years with a showcase of sight loss talent

On Thursday 19 May 2022, we hosted the See My Skills Gala. Our Royal Patron, HRH The Countess of Wessex and Vice Presidents; Sir John Major, Lord David Blunkett and Cherie Blair QC joined Vision Foundation supporters and ambassadors at...

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