Pete is running 36 miles for Insight!

Pete Lightfoot has signed up to run the Brighton marathon on 15th April.  He is raising funds for Insight.  Ann his wife is our Chair of Trustees and is registered as severely sight impaired herself.

Petes running career only started up last year s ago at the age of 65!  He started taking part in Parkruns which are 5k runs held around the country.   From here he went on to take part in both Cheltenham and Bath Half Marathons.   Now its time to take on the next challenge.

 

Pete is training hard and building up his mileage ready for 15th April.  If you would like to sponsor Pete and help to encourage him please click here.

 

The photo features Pete meeting James Cracknell at a Parkrun.

 

 

 

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 countywide Outreach service for 2 months.

 

Gloucestershire Glaucoma Group meeting – 2nd March

Gloucestershire Glaucoma Group (GGG) would like to invite you to their next meeting. 

Venue:     Redwood Education Centre, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital,

Great Western Rd, Gloucester,  GL1 3NN.

Date:         Friday 2nd March 2018

Time:         2.00  to  4.00pm

 Agenda:

  1. ‘Worth of the Eye Department’ Professor A McNaught

 

  1. ‘What can a visual field tell us ‘ Dean Snuggs

 

  1. ‘ Glaucoma ‘ Mr Nitin Anand

 

Tea & coffee will be provided.

If you would like to attend, please contact Jemma Fisher or Helen Jaggard on 03004 22 8358 or 03004 22 3200

 

International Glaucoma Association  – Sightline 01233 64 81 70

www.glaucoma-association.com

 

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.

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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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