Outlook Canoeing

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 most importantly driving to venues.
Outlook members have attended a wide variety of activities over the last few years including rock climbing, skiing, acoustic shooting and many more fun-filled activities.

If you or anyone you know are interested in helping out then please call Marc on 01242 221170 or Click here

Aden – 50 years on and we still remember

  Aden – 50 years on and we still remember

The Aden Veterans Association – Gloucestershire Branch have arranged a ceremony to mark the 50th Anniversary of the British withdrawal from Aden.  The event will be held on 26th November 2017.  The ceremony will begin with a wreath laying service on College Green at 14.15 followed by Evensong at Gloucester Cathedral.

 

To find out more about the event or The AVA please get in contact with Chris Blick on 01453 751 683, secretary@adenveterans-glos.org.uk

AGM 2017

Next Tuesday 26th September will see Insight hosting their AGM.  The meeting is a chance for you to ask questions about the running of your charity.

The meeting will be held from 2pm.  If you would like to see the accounts and reports beforehand please ring us on 01242 22 11 70 and we can arrange this and let us know that you are coming.

Our 2017 Christmas cards are now on sale!

This year’s stock of cards are now available for you to  buy.   All proceeds from the sale of the cards help to support the services that Insight provides to people living with sight loss.

Each pack is made up of 10 quality cards & envelopes (one design per pack) and costs £5 + p&p.

The greeting in each card reads’ with best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.

We have 5 designs available

 

A – Snowy Robin

A close up of a robin sitting on a snow covered branch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B – Festive Wellies

An illustration of two pairs of wellies filled with presents.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C – Wolly Friends

A landscape card featuring two sheep standing on the snow with knitted hats on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

D – sold out

 

E – The Days of Christmas

An illustred card featuring the song ' 12 days of Christmas'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F – A festive scene

A lansdcape card featuring a pencil drawing of a village scene with a brightly lit tree in the centre which is in colour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

P&P costs are:

1 pack = £1

2 packs = £2

3-6 packs = £3

7 or more packs = FREE

To place your order, please call Insight on 01242 22 11 70.

 

 

Banner advertising the Cream Tea

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 a week.

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 the 3 days follow the link below.

 

 

http://insight-glos.org.uk/portfolio-item/jump-for-insight/

 

Thank you once again to everyone involved.

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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:

  1. Sight loss is still happening to people at different stages of their lives and its impact is life changing.
  2. Insight remains a source of support, advice and information for people in Gloucestershire.
  3. Insight cannot provide the support, advice and information without our Supporters continued donations.

This is a heartfelt thank you, to everyone who has donated to Insight in 2016.

  • To the family members who how have respected the wishes of a loved one and in lieu of flowers have donated to us.
  • To the people who have nominated Insight as a charity to receive the proceeds from their supermarkets green or blue token.
  • To the people who have set up a standing order.
  • To the people who have joined our 200 Club for the first time and a special mention to those of you have gone on to donate your winnings back.
  • To the people that are no longer with us but have left a gift in their will.
  • To the people that have taken the time to write a thank you letter and included a donation.
  • To the people that have kindly given Insight a one-off donation.
  • To the people that have taken on a challenge to raise funds for us.
  • To the members of organisations that have nominated Insight to be beneficiaries of their fundraising efforts.

Thank you for giving Insight the means to carry on providing the vital services that we do.  One day there may be a cure for all forms of sight loss until then we want to make sure that we are still here for people living with sight loss.

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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.

 

Don’t forget we have a Outreach service  in Moreton every Monday

 

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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 clients.

Happy reading and if there is anything that you would like to have included or be added to our mailing list to receive your own copy, just let Monica know by dropping her an email monica.farthing@insight-glos.org.uk or give her a ring on 01242 22 11 70.

 

Issue 16 Text only

 

Insight Magazine Issue 16 PDF

 

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 to evolve to meet the changing needs of our clients.

Legacy income is a vital part of Insight’s funding mix.  These sums of money allow Insight to keep providing advice and information to local people living with sight loss.   We want to ensure that Insight’s Helpline, Low Vision Resource Center and Outreach services are still around in the future for when people want and need their questions answered.

To find out more about leaving a gift in your will to help someone living with sight loss,   Click here and thank you.

 

Monica Farthing

Communications Officer