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New Opportunities for local Visually Impaired Children

June 2017

Blind and partially sighted children in Chesterfield and north Derbyshire will get the chance to be themselves and develop in confidence at a relaunched youth group on Thursday 6th July.

Read all about it here.

Ey Up Mi Duck Race 2017

It was the day Derby went quackers! Read the Derby Telegraph's coverage here.

New Pound Coin, New Opportunities

Published 10 April 2017

Following the launch of the new £1 coin, a local sight loss charity is reminding the public how just £1 a week can make a huge difference to the lives of blind and visually impaired people in the county.

By signing up to Sight Support Derbyshire’s lottery, players could be in with the chance of winning the weekly jackpot of £25,000. And with 50p in every pound going to help the charity’s services, blind and partially sighted children and adults all over Derbyshire will benefit too.

Click here to read more.

Click here for more information about our lottery.

Early Birds Get Set For The Ey Up Mi Duck Race

Published 10 April 2017

The early birds are getting ready for Sight Support Derbyshire’s annual Ey Up Mi Duck Race, which returns to Cathedral Green in Derby on the earlier than usual date of Saturday 20th May.

It is the local sight loss charity’s biggest fundraising event of the year, and sees giant decorated plastic ducks and thousands of little ones take to the River Derwent for a race from St Mary’s Bridge to Millennium Bridge.

Sight Support Derbyshire is now sending out a ‘duck call’ for people to become involved in making this year’s race the best ever.

To read the press release in full, click here.


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