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Here is the latest news from the Beacon Centre

With the numbers of people living with sight loss set to soar in the coming years the Beacon Centre is working to raise the profile of sight loss across communities.

Here you can find out the latest news from right across the charity.

If you are working in the media and need case studies or spokespeople on the issue of sight loss we can help.

Please contact Kam Cheema on 01902 886785 or email kcheema@beaconvision.org

Survey aims to understand visually impaired voters

Survey aims to understand visually impaired voters

Beacon has launched a survey to better understand the sight loss community when voting following the recent general election.  The survey, brainchild of Beacon CEO, Lisa Cowley, came about after many people were still reporting varying experiences from voting.  Lisa...

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Beacon Appeals for Unwanted Christmas Gifts

Beacon Appeals for Unwanted Christmas Gifts

As many of us make room for our new gifts from Christmas Beacon is appealing to the public to not let unwanted gifts go to waste, but instead donate them to one of six shops. Beacon is asking the public to help stock its shops for the start of the New Year which are...

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Football stadium marathon to raise funds for Beacon

Football stadium marathon to raise funds for Beacon

Two referees will attempt to run a marathon from Molineux Stadium to the Hawthorns on November 30th whilst passing non-league grounds in an aim to raise £500 for Beacon. The Whistle Foundation, a local charitable group, is marking the upcoming two-year anniversary of...

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Charity Santa returns to Beacon

Charity Santa returns to Beacon

Beacon is inviting runners to suit up as Santa on Sunday 1 December at West Park, Wolverhampton, for the 2019 Beacon Santa Run, sponsored by Paycare, to help raise money for the blind. Runners will be given a free Santa outfit, which they can keep after the challenge...

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Beacon holds annual Christmas fair

Beacon holds annual Christmas fair

Beacon is holding its annual Christmas craft fair on November 21, between 4pm - 8pm, at the charity’s HQ on Wolverhampton Road East, WV4 6AZ to help raise funds for the sight loss community.  The charity is encouraging local shoppers to visit the annual fair and take...

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Plaque honours mammoth fundraisers for blind

Plaque honours mammoth fundraisers for blind

A Room at Beacon Centre has been named in recognition of the continued support and fundraising by JW Hunt Cup since 1926. Over the last 93 years the JW Hunt Cup has raised over £360,000 to support the sight loss community thanks to its annual knock out football...

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Local Law Firms Support Charity Will Week

Local Law Firms Support Charity Will Week

Two local law firms are planning to help local charity Beacon with their 2019 Make a Will Week to raise funds for the sight loss community. Beacon is working with Dunham McCarthy and Wilkes Partnership Solicitors to offer a will-making service in which all fees...

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Visually Impaired Bowling Focuses on sight loss

The Beacon Blind Bowling team, took on a sighted team from the Prince's Trust to help shine a light on National Eye Health Week. But the game was played with a twist, as players from the Trust wore simulation specs to mimic living with sight loss on Wednesday (25...

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