Accrington & District Blind Society is one of the smaller independent local charities supporting people with a sight loss in the UK. We serve a large part of East Lancashire including Hyndburn and parts of Rossendale.
Our Resource Centre displays many useful items, information and equipment, from little 'bump ons' to CCTV magnifiers and everything in between like clocks, watches, magnifiers and liquid level indicators. All items to be used by people with a sight loss are sold at cost.
Established in 1875 we celebrated our 140th anniversary last year. We are completely volunteer led and rely on donations and legacies for our continued operation. As a voluntary organisation, we are very grateful to all our supporters and volunteers who work so hard to enable local blind and partially sighted people to see a better future.
We are delighted to announce that the Charity Committee at Express Gifts at Clayton have adopted us as their charity for the year - thanks everyone, we look forward to working with you.
A big Thank You to all who continue to support us either by volunteering or making a donations, your help and support is much appreciated as we strive to move the Society forward and meet the need of more people with a sight loss in East Lancashire.
In association with Action for Blind People we are running a number of courses supporting people along their sight loss journey. We are currently collecting name of people who would like to go on our next Living With Sight Loss Course, call Pauline on 01254 233332 for more details.
We are redeveloping our property to provide a Sight Advice Centre and now have wider range of equipment and information, so if you've not visited us for a while, please call in any Tuesday and Thursday between 10am and 4pm for a look around and a cup of tea. We hope to extend our opening days as services develop and more volunteers are recuited.
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