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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

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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...

Beacon Bus heads to Wolverhampton

Beacon Bus heads to Wolverhampton

People can find about more about sight loss thanks to a dedicated bus which spreads the word about eye health. The Beacon Centre, the area’s leading sight loss charity, will be sending out the Beacon Bus to Queen Square in Wolverhampton on May 17 between 10am and 4pm....

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...

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