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

Please email the team at supportus@beaconvision.org. 

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by Simon Wilson | Beacon Centre

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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Beacon launches FREE health checks for over 40s

Beacon launches FREE health checks for over 40s

Beacon has launched free health checks for the over 40s in Dudley. The scheme, known as Healthy Living Opticians, is based at the charity’s opticians on Wolverhampton Road East in partnership with the NHS.  Trained staff will perform a health MOT which will cover...

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Beacon celebrates ‘remarkable’ volunteers

Beacon celebrates ‘remarkable’ volunteers

Bosses at Beacon showcased the efforts of its 300 plus volunteers with an awards ceremony and tea party today to celebrate Volunteers’ Week (June 1-7).  The charity was keen to highlight the tireless efforts of its invaluable volunteers who support the charity across...

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Beacon aims for Bullseye with darts marathon

Beacon aims for Bullseye with darts marathon

Want to hit bullseye for a good cause?! Beacon is looking for players for its mammoth 24-hour darts marathon at Brewers Fayre Stourbridge on Friday June 7 from 8pm till 8pm the next day. The charity is asking for players to step up to the oche and help raise vital...

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