Welcome to Leanne Hubbard who joins us as our New Chief Executive. Leanne joins us from Southampton Sight where she was instrumental in transforming the charity and won her the Chief the Year award at the Wessex Charity Award 2012. Her wealth of knowledge and experience will be a great asset to the Wiltshire Blind Association
May Fayre & Fun Dog Show
Thank you to everyone who turned up to support our third year of this fun filled family day out which raised over £1200 for the charity.
Check out photographs of the day on our Facebook page:
Congratulation to all the winners of the various dog show classes.
Annual General Meeting 2013 and Country & Western Party
We will be holding a Country and Western ‘Hoedown’ party as part of our Annual General Meeting from 2pm to 4pm in the Memorial Hall at Dauntsey’s School in West Lavington on Wednesday 17 July 2013.
There will be stalls, entertainment and afternoon tea. The dress code will anything western – and there will be a prize for the best costume.
The event is open to all members and we do hope you can join in the celebration.
The formal part of the event, our AGM meeting, will take place before the party at 1pm and is open to members if you wish to come along.
The Rotary Club of Calne Bowood 10k Charity Fun Run
Took place on Sunday 24th March 2013 at Bowood
Congratulations to everyone who took part on a cold Sunday morning. The event raised a magnificent £1500 which will be shared between Wiltshire Blind Association and another local charity.
Our grateful thanks to the Rotary Club
Winter Raffle - Winning numbers
Our thanks to everyone who
supported the Winter Raffle. The winning ticket numbers were
as follows: (In numerical order not
0064, 0126, 0439, 0462, 1055, 1584, 2065, 2143, 2226, 3287, 3930, 3965, 4569, 4932, 6619
“to inspire and support the visually-impaired community of Wiltshire – through every step of their lives”
The Wiltshire Blind Association is a charity supporting people affected by sight loss in Swindon and Wiltshire.
We are now going through a major reorganisation programme to ensure the charity's fitness for purpose, especially in the current difficult economic and quickly changing times. We aim to achieve our goal of being the first point of call for anyone in the county who needs information, advice and support around sight loss. To help guide, support and drive through this change programme we need to enhance the skills of our Board of Trustees.
We are particularly interested in recruiting senior managers with skills in Change Management, Brand Marketing, Human Resources and Finance & Funding who have the strategic leadership and operational experience to help us make a difference to our customers.
Commitment and Duties
• Actively commit to the charity for, initially, a period of three years
• Attend around six board meetings a year and take part in other events
• Advise, mentor and guide the management team with the restructure and re-branding of the charity making it fit for purpose and fully relevant to the 21st century.
This is an exciting opportunity to use your skills to make a real difference.
Expressions of interest and CV's should be emailed to email@example.com
The WBA produce a large print Newsletter which provides essential information to our members and keeps them up to date with local, regional and national issues relating to visual impairment. Also available on audio cassette and CD.
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