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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 Vikki Millichamp on 01902 886785 or email vmillichamp@beaconvision.org  

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£10,000 footballing funding boost for Beacon Centre

£10,000 footballing funding boost for Beacon Centre

A local charity amateur football competition, JW Hunt Cup, has presented a cheque for £10,000 to the Beacon Centre. Beacon has been the sole beneficiary charity of the JW Hunt Cup since the competition first began 91 years ago. This latest donation of £10,000 means...

Calling out for votes to bag a share of bag fund

Beacon Centre is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative and we need your help! Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – raised from carrier bag sales in...

Evolve Employment Project

Evolve Employment Project

A project that helps those living with sight loss in Staffordshire to find work and improve their lives has been awarded £144,000. The Beacon Centre, the area’s leading sight loss charity, has been awarded the funding from the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social...

Volunteers celebrated at awards

Volunteers celebrated at awards

Almost 300 volunteers who support the Black Country’s leading sight loss charity The Beacon Centre have been honoured for their dedication at a special ceremony. A total of 290 volunteers ranging in age from 16 to over 90 have provided an amazing 50,000 hours...

Volunteering has given me a new lease of life

Volunteering has given me a new lease of life

My name is Barbara and I came to the Beacon Centre sight loss charity through Dudley Mind as a service user in May 2016 after recently being diagnosed with Macular degeneration and Glaucoma. It got me out the house and helped me to gain confidence to be around other...

JW Hunt Cup Final

JW Hunt Cup Final

The 91st JW Hunt Cup Final is to be held at Molineux on May 23rd and will once again be raising money in aid of the Black Country’s leading sight loss charity, The Beacon Centre. The historic competition was first established in 1926 and since then has always...

Penkridge store celebrates first birthday

Penkridge store celebrates first birthday

The Beacon Centre is celebrating the first birthday of its site in Penkridge. The charity opened the doors to its Staffordshire shop in May 2016 and since then villagers have been able to visit to get advice on sight loss as well as pick up a range of goods including...

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