We will be cheering our ‘Friend of Bury Blind Society’ Peter when he adorns a Bury Blind Society T- shirt and runs the Bury 10K this Sunday 1 October. If you would like to support Peter, you can donate in person in the Centre, or via our website, or just cheer him on the day! Meeting from 9.30am at The Rock Shopping Centre.
Walk 4 Sight
On Saturday 7th October Bury Lions Club are holding a Walk 4 Sight at Clarence Park, Royal Avenue, Bury BL9 6LL.
It’s a little different to previous years as the challenge is to do 10 laps around the Band Stand, one lap being sight guided with Sim Specs. A great way to raise awareness and we have offered to provide Sight Guide training to their volunteers so they feel confident to help participants.
If you would like to help out as a Sighted Guide then please let me know as I will liaise with Katie Sawfleet who is organising the event. We also thought it would be a great chance for some of our clients to join in the fun.
Why not go along and join in? There will be sighted guides on hand to help if required. There is a £10 entry fee. If you wish to obtain sponsors, any cash you raise over and above goes to the charity of your choice – obviously we do have sponsor sheets for BBS!! The walk takes place between 11am until 3pm with a staggered start to ease confusion to walkers.
Apparently, there is a lovely café there too, run by the Friends of Clarence Park and toilets inside the café.
Coast to Coast Static Bike Ride
A huge thank you to everyone who supported our ‘Coast to Coast’ 190-mile Static Bike Challenge. It was good fun, made us all feel a little healthier and helped promote Eye Health week as well as raising funds for the Society. You’ll be delighted to know we actually achieved the 190 miles on the Thursday so the cycling on Friday was a bonus! Total raised so far: £850!
As a small independent local Charity Bury Society for Blind and Partially Sighted People are heavily reliant on donations & income from fundraising events.
There are several ways in which you can help us to continue to support local people living with sight loss:
Monthly Prize Draw - 100 Club
Join our 100 Club! It’s a great way to support the Society. Don’t forget, 50% of the money raised is distributed in prizes and the other half contributes directly to provide services for local people living with sight loss. The draw takes place on the second Friday of every month, and to buy a number it costs just £1.00! Let us know if you would like an application form.
If you or a loved one has been touched by the work that the Society does and would like to make a donation to the charity we would be very grateful. Please send a cheque made payable to Bury Society for Blind and Partially Sighted People to the following address:
Bury Society for Blind and Partially Sighted People,
4 Tenterden Street
Other ways to donate
A big thank you to all who have donated to us during this period and a quick reminder of the various ways you can support us.
Text via your phone: Just use your phone and Text to: 70450, with the message BURY to donate £5. You will also receive details to make a regular donation if you wish
Facebook: We now have a 'Donate' button on our Facebook Page
Website: Follow the 'Paypal Donate' link on our website
Regular donation: Direct into our Bank. For more details, contact Jill at the Society. email@example.com or 0161 763 7014
Wills: Why not remember our Charity in your will? In April 2023 we will be launching a new service working with Bequeathed providing free wills. If you would like further information, please contact the Centre. We are very grateful to the relatives of clients who have left us over this period for thinking of us.
If you have any queries please don't hesitate to contact us.