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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

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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Budding Journalists Wanted for Talking Newspaper

Budding Journalists Wanted for Talking Newspaper

The Black Country Talking Newspaper, which provides audio news to those living with sight loss and other disabilities, is appealing to budding and amateur journalists to join its rank of volunteers. The free service, which is run by sight loss charity Beacon, is a...

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Experience and Understand Sight Loss at Beacon

Experience and Understand Sight Loss at Beacon

Ever wondered what life would be like with sight loss or how to support someone at home or work living with a visual impairment? Black Country charity Beacon is giving people a chance to sign up for several free training sessions to better understand and support...

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