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Here is the latest news from the Beacon Centre

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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 Helen Brown on 01902 886785 or email hbrown@beaconvision.org

Latest News

Volunteer drive launched at Beacon Centre

Volunteer drive launched at Beacon Centre

A new campaign has been launched by leading sight loss charity the Beacon Centre to encourage new volunteers to join its ranks. The charity already has more than 250 amazing volunteers who offer vital support for those living with sight loss across the region. Now...

Fantastic fundraising effort by Harper Group

Fantastic fundraising effort by Harper Group

The area’s leading sight loss charity the Beacon Centre has received a vital £1,000 donation thanks to the fundraising efforts of a building contractors firm. The Harper Group, which has bases in Rowley Regis and Leominster, raised the money through a year-long...

Tandem ride in aid of Beacon

Tandem ride in aid of Beacon

Two of our supporters, Clive and Ivan, are gearing up for a 50 mile tandem bike ride to raise money in aid of the Beacon Centre. They will be taking part in the Dougie Mac bike ride in North Wales on May 7th. The pair are hoping to raise £250 for the charity and said:...

Children’s campaign launched by opticians

Children’s campaign launched by opticians

A leading sight loss charity is calling on families to donate their unwanted pairs of children’s glasses to help those in need in Sri Lanka. The Beacon Centre, which supports people with sight loss across the region, has already been running a hugely successful...

Visionary Challenge winners unveiled

Visionary Challenge winners unveiled

An innovative device which will improve the quality of life of thousands of people with double vision has received £20,000 after winning a top award. The Beacon Centre and the University of Wolverhampton joined forces to offer the 2017 Beacon Visionary+ Challenge...

Afternoon tea for kids

Afternoon tea for kids

A unique venture run by the Black Country’s leading sight loss charity the Beacon Centre is offering a special Easter treat for children. The organisation’s Halesowen site combines both a coffee lounge and a charity shop on the same site. Both the shop and coffee...

Beacon shop gets a makeover

Beacon shop gets a makeover

A shop run by leading sight loss charity the Beacon Centre is undergoing a makeover as it marks its 10th anniversary. In the decade that the Beacon Centre has been trading at its store in Union Street, Wednesbury, it has proved popular with shoppers in the area...

Eye tests urged during Glaucoma week

Eye tests urged during Glaucoma week

Leading sight loss charity the Beacon Centre is encouraging people to get their eyes checked during International Glaucoma Week. Glaucoma is an eye condition where the optic nerve, which connects your eye to your brain, becomes damaged. It can lead to loss of vision...

Charity visit to Beacon

Charity visit to Beacon

We were delighted to welcome members of the National Caribbean Monument charity to the Beacon Centre for a recent visit. The group is campaigning to get a monument installed at the National Arboretum in Staffordshire to pay tribute to contribution that Caribbean...

Clean up outside Penkridge shop

Clean up outside Penkridge shop

Well done to all our staff and volunteers in Penkridge who arrived at our shop in the village over the weekend to find a mess of bricks awaiting them following an incident in the area. They did a great job organising a clean up to get the shop open for customers as...

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