Philip's Epic Fundraiser: Over £1000 Raised for Herts Vision Loss!

Meet Philip – A Special Olympics World Games Medalist and Advocate for the Visually Impaired.

Philip is a passionate swimmer with an impressive track record. Despite facing many obstacles as a man with Down syndrome, he has proven that he is capable of achieving great things. Not only does he live independently, but he also holds two jobs!

Recently, Philip decided to put his swimming skills to good use and participate in the Marathon Swim at the London Olympic Stadium. He swam 1000 metres and raised over £1000 for Herts Vision Loss to support blind and visually impaired individuals. This will help to provide Befriending Services throughout the winter season.

Philip’s dedication and hard work are truly inspiring, and his commitment to helping others is commendable.

Congratulations Philip! A big thank you for raising much needed funds for Herts Vision Loss.

Visit Philip’s page on Just Giving

Herts Vision Loss receive High Sheriff Award

We are incredibly proud to announce that Herts Vision Loss received an award at the High Sheriff of Hertfordshire Awards 2023. The charity’s Chair Alex Hickinbotham and CEO Joanna Carter attended the award ceremony on 9th March at County Hall, Hertford, where they were delighted to be presented with the award and receive a donation to the charity.

This award is testament to the hard work of our team, volunteers and partners whose dedication and commitment allows Herts Vision Loss support and empower over 1,500 blind and visually impaired people across Herts. Everyone at Herts Vision Loss would like to extend their gratitude to the High Sheriff of Hertfordshire, Sally Burton DL and High Sheriff’s panel for their support and recognition.

Herts Vision Loss Charity Forum Event (30th June 2023)

On Friday 30 June, Herts Vision Loss (HVL) held our first Charity Forum event at Christchurch Baptist Church, Peartree, Welwyn Garden City.

The Forum brought our volunteers and service users together to socialise, participate in group discussions, provide feedback on HVL services and activities, and receive updates from the charity.

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Sight News Summer 2023

Sight News is our charity magazine, containing loads of useful information about what is going on at Herts Vision Loss.  You will find a range of information from equipment for sale, informative articles and a wellbeing section.

It is available for free in print, audio, email and braille formats.

If you have any questions, comments or subscription requests please email office@hertsvisionloss.org.uk or call us on 01707 324680.

In this issue:

  • Welcome to our new CEO Clement Musonda
  • HVL has found its ‘forever home’
  • Boat Trip!
  • Are People with Poor Eyesight Prohibited to Drive? A Helpful Guide
  • News from Hertfordshire Libraries
  • Hubs Mobility Advice Service
  • Goalball sessions in Watford
  • Counselling at HVL

And much more! Read all the latest news

Sight News Spring 2023

Sight News is our charity magazine, containing loads of useful information about what is going on at Herts Vision Loss.  You will find a range of information from equipment for sale, informative articles and a wellbeing section.

It is available for free in print, audio, email and braille formats.

If you have any questions, comments or subscription requests please email office@hertsvisionloss.org.uk or call us on 01707 324680.

In this issue:

  • Easter Wreath Making Workshop
  • Talking newspapers
  • Social Club News
  • Welcome to our new Fundraising and Networking Co-ordinator Alison Glennie
  • Hertfordshire Health Walks
  • Apply for the RNIB Data Package Grant
  • Supported Employment Services Step2Skills

And much more! Read all the latest news