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Grant Helps the New Pounds Take Care of Themselves

December 2017

The launch of the new £1 coin left local charities facing the prospect of having to spend thousands of pounds on updating their machinery.

Fortunately Foundation Derbyshire, which supports the local voluntary sector, secured a grant of £2,484 from the Freemasons of Derbyshire Fund for Sight Support Derbyshire for a new counting machine. 

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Fundraising Drive Raises £6,475

November 2017

Members of a Derbyshire golf club pitched in to raise money for Sight Support Derbyshire – and put a total of £6,475 in its coffers.

Maywood Golf Club in Risley chose the organisation, which helps blind and partially sighted adults and children face the daily challenges of living with sight loss, as its Charity of the Year for 2017.

To read more, click here.

DaleDiva in Concert for Sight Support Derbyshire

November 2017

An award-winning female harmony chorus is raising funds for a Derbyshire sight loss charity in a special concert in Belper on Friday 26th January 2018.DaleDiva are supporting ten charities to celebrate their 10th anniversary and will be performing for Sight Support Derbyshire at The Strutt Centre in Derby Road in Belper.

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To read the press release in full, click here.

Going for Gold in Paracycling Challenge

September 2017

Fifteen cyclists representing local sight loss charity Sight Support Derbyshire went for gold by hurtling around the velodrome track at Derby Arena on the back of tandems.

They were taking part in a Paracycling Challenge during National Eye Health Week to raise money for the organisation, which provides practical help and emotional and social support to local blind and partially sighted adults and children. Both sighted and visually impaired cyclists joined in the event.

Find out more here.

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.

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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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