Entries by Monica Farthing

Pete has run 26.2 miles for Insight!

Pete Lightfoot completed the Brighton marathon on 15th April to raise funds for Insight.  His wife, Ann, is our Chair of Trustees and is registered as severely sight impaired herself. Pete’s running career only started last year at the age of 65!  He started taking part in Parkruns which are 5k runs held around the country.  […]

Wazzock Weekender raised £700.68 for Insight

Thank you to everyone involved in The Wazzock Weekender. Over the course of the weekend, £700.68 was raised. As you can see from the photos the theme was ‘Seaside’ resulting in some creative costumes. Insight was nominated by Carole Pratt to be the benefiting charity for this year’s event.  The amount raised will help support Insight’s […]

Can you help our Outlook group?

Here at Insight, we have a social group for working-age visually impaired people that meet up once or twice a month. It is known as Outlook Gloucestershire and has around 30 members. The group are looking for new volunteers to help with everything from reading menus in restaurants, guiding on trips, identifying other members but […]

Cream Tea was served

On June 11th an Open Garden and Cream Tea was held in aid of Insight Gloucestershire by The Powell Family. Thank you to all who helped to organise the event, made the delicious cakes and those who came along to enjoy the day.   The final total was £730 which will help fund our Helpline for […]

Jump for Insight raised over £4,000!

Jump for Insight has now finished, between all 11 Jumpers they raised £4,030!!!   Thank you to everyone that sponsored, supported and took part.   After a few postponements due to bad weather everyone was able to jump over the course of 3 sessions.   To have a look at some of the photos taken over […]

Thank you to our Supporters

It is that time of year when most of us reflect on what has happened over the last year.  But every year some things always remain the same: Sight loss is still happening to people at different stages of their lives and its impact is life changing. Insight remains a source of support, advice and […]

Low Vision Day in Moreton a success

Insight Gloucestershire hosted a low vision drop in day on 31st October 2016 in the Moreton Area Centre. British Wireless for the Blind, Dolphin Computer Access, Village Agents and Cotswold Listener were all in attendance along with our Sight Loss Advisors. Thank you to those of you that came along. We hope you found it useful.   […]

Insight’s latest magazine is out!

  Issue 16 is now available.  In this issue we showcase some new products that are available in the Low Vision Centre, we are pleased to say that we have been able to expand our Outreach service and we have made our Low Vision Service (magnifiers)  more flexible  to better meet the needs of our […]

Remember A Charity in your Will

This week is an annual awareness week to promote leaving charities a gift in your will.  Insight has benefited from these legacies during our short 150 year history.  It has meant that we were able to purchase our current premises in 1994 and complete a further refurbishment later on in 2002 as Insight services continued […]

Preparation is Everything! – Part 2

The Bailey travel journal – Contd. This is the second part of my travel tips for the visually impaired. As a lifelong traveller who is registered Severely Sight Impaired, I thought I might share some hints and tips; as I had so many, it has taken two editions of the Insight Blog to share my knowledge. Remember the […]