This week we’re highlighting the work of Berkshire Vision, who provide practical and friendly support to hundreds of children and adults who are blind or partially sighted. Berkshire Vision helps those living with sight loss, and their families, to live their lives to the full, safely and independently. They aim to boost confidence and self-esteem through their services, which include home visiting, resources, support for children and families, and a wide range of clubs, social groups and activities. They also provide transport for all activities.
Support for children, young people and families
Throughout the year, Berkshire Vision offer a comprehensive programme of activities for young members, including trips to Legoland and to the zoo, pizza making parties, and sensory touch tours. These experiences give young members the opportunity to spend time with peers who understand their difficulties (which they may not get chance to do in mainstream schools) and are fundamental for developing confidence, self-esteem and social skills. The activities also give families respite support and give young members a sense of independence by travelling without their families.
Children’s minibus appeal
Having the right vehicle to provide a safe and comfortable journey to these events and workshops is key, and Berkshire Vision is currently fundraising for a custom built minibus to help transport young members. You can read more about the fundraising appeal on the Berkshire Vision website and in the volunteering opportunity below.
Volunteering opportunities with Berkshire Vision
- Be a key part of our minibus funding appeal
- For further information email volunteering.@berkshirevision.org.uk, call 0118 987 2803, or visit www.berkshirevision.org.uk/volunteering.