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Here is the latest news from the Beacon Centre

Beacon supports over 3,000 people affected by sight loss across the West Midlands.  

Here, you can find out the latest news from the charity.

If you are a journalist and need case studies or spokespeople, we can help.

Please email the team at supportus@beaconvision.org. 

Jubilee afternoon tea

We are thrilled to be able to cordially invite you to the Beacon Centre for a celebratory Afternoon Tea in honour of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee!  Come and enjoy a delicious afternoon tea with a selection of sandwiches, cakes and tea and coffee at the Beacon Centre...

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Fundraising Football Final to be held

THE final takes place next week of a fundraising football competition that’s been raising money for the Beacon Centre for the Blind for 96 years. The JW Hunt Cup was launched in 1926 and since then has been entertaining non-league crowds year after year, all while...

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Tributes paid to former JW Hunt Cup Chairman

Jim is pictured centre presenting a cheque to Beacon.An amateur football stalwart who helped raise thousands of pounds for the Beacon Centre for the Blind through the JW Hunt Cup has died at the age of 83. Tributes have been paid to Jim Cartwright, who was Chairman of...

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£5000 donation to help get people cooking

The Beacon Centre has received a £5,000 donation to help people with sight loss to regain their confidence in the kitchen. The charity, which supports people with a range of eye conditions and other health issues, received the generous funding from local manufacturing...

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Councillor visit to Beacon’s Fab Lab

A leading councillor has visited the Beacon Centre's Fab Lab to find out about its work supporting people to learn new skills while selling digitally crafted products to members of the public.  Councillor Simon Phipps, Dudley Council’s cabinet member for regeneration...

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Santa Run is back for 2021!

Santa Run is back for 2021!

Wolverhampton’s Santa Run is back to raise funds for the Beacon Centre for the Blind! The signature festive fundraiser for the sight loss charity will be held at Wolverhampton’s West Park on December 5 and it’s hoped that 2021 will be bigger and better than ever after...

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Beacon bridges the digital divide

The Beacon Centre for the Blind has been supporting disabled people to boost their digital skills to help them cope with the Coronavirus pandemic. Expert staff from the charity have been teaching people with sight loss and other long-term conditions the skills they...

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Beacon Chair of Trustees stands down

Message from Pauline Heffernan Hello everyone, I am writing to let you know that, having been privileged to serve as a Beacon Trustee since 2010 and Chair since 2015, I have decided to stand down with effect from 30th June, 2020. Whilst it has been a difficult...

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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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