Here is the latest news from the Beacon Centre

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

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What’s on August 2022

 We have a range of activities taking place at our centres in Sedgley and Stourbridge every week.  Some of the sessions taking place during August include: Tandem biking - Monday, August 8th. Join us for a tandem bike ride in Bobbington. We will provide the bikes and...

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Commonwealth Games road closures

Unfortunately, we’re having to close a number of our sites on Thursday, August 4th because of the road closures that will be in place for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Cycling Time Trial. Our Sedgley and Stourbridge centres will both be shut along with our...

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Change someone’s life through a phone call

The Beacon Centre runs a telephone befriending service which sees around 140 local people at risk of loneliness receive a call for a chat and a catch-up each week. We are looking for volunteers who can help change someone’s life through a phone call and spoke to one...

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What’s on July 2022

Each week our lifestyle team run a range of activities at our centres in Sedgley and Stourbridge where you can try new things, make new friends and learn to adapt to life with sight loss.  There's plenty going on throughout July that we'd love you to join us for...

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New equipment brings new opportunities

A UNIQUE programme to teach people with sight loss new skills while raising funds to support others has been expanded thanks to a generous donation.  The 5/344 Transport and General Union Benevolent Fund Charity (ex Goodyear workers) has funded two new items of...

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Volunteer Awards 2022

We're so fortunate to have almost 250 volunteers dedicated to supporting all those impacted by sight loss here at Beacon. They carry out a variety of roles, from telephone befriending and volunteer driving to helping out in our retail stores or assisting at our...

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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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