We are delighted to receive the Kings Award for Voluntary Services

Kings Award for Voluntary Services logo with Vision Support Harrogate District Logo

“Vision Support Harrogate District is delighted and overwhelmed to be receiving the King’s Award for Voluntary Services. Such a prestigious award recognising the dedication of our charity’s volunteers and the positive impact they have on our community.

Throughout Vision Support Harrogate Districts 102 years of service, volunteers have led the charity and provide lifelong educational, social and wellbeing services and activities to those in our community who have sight loss. Not only do our volunteers provide these vital practical services, they provide the emotional support, friendship and kindness that it takes to help our visually impaired members to live a full and independent life.

It is humbling to work alongside our volunteers, some have been with us for 20, 30 and even 40 years, they give so freely their skills and experience, time, friendship, and support; without them our charity would not exist.

We will display this award with pride, remembering devoted volunteers past and present.”

Tanya Stimpson

Director of Services

Vision Support Harrogate District

Some of our wonderful volunteers, congratulations to you all.

Our fabulous Art Unbound Exhibition was a roaring success

Art Unbound advert showing painting of boy with kestrel

Our week long exhibition comes to an end and it was well worth the efforts put in by all our members and volunteers a fantastic £900 was raised at the event.

Small Charities Week

Raworths LLP@ Raworths·It’s #SmallCharityWeek2022 and we celebrate our local charity of the year @VisionHarrogate – enabling visually impaired local people to live independently. We love getting involved in fundraising to support their valuable work #CharityTuesday#SmallCharityWeek


Sensory Garden reopens!

What a wonderful day today unveiling our members pottery plaque for the reopening of Spenceley Sensory Garden on Station Parade. Joined by our members, volunteers, trustees, and friends from Raworths, Rotary Club of Harrogate and Staff from Harrogate Hospital Eye Clinic. A fantastic joint effort by HBC Parks and Environmental Service, RHS Harlow Carr, ourselves, and local resident Pat Swallow, who very kindly funded the replanting of the garden and sponsored the apprentice who designed it. Here is a lovely picture of our wonderful pottery plaque designed and made by our even more wonderful members.


Mayor Victoria Oldham and Deputy Lord Lieutenant Simon Mackaness unveil our pottery plaque.
Plaque and gardenMayor Victoria Oldham, Deputy Lieutenant Simon Mackaness and guests about to unveil the plaque

Raworth’s and the Bed Race!

Good luck to our amazing friends @Raworths taking part in The Great Knaresborough Bed Race to raise money for the best charity ever, that’s us by the way! We are incredibly grateful for all the support you have plastered on us over the years! So come on members and supporters get yourself up to the start line from 10.30, meet the team and cheer them on! GO TEAM RAWORTHS WOO HOO!

Looking forward to the Great Knaresborough Bed Race 11 June 2022

Day trip to Hawes and the Wensleydale Creamery

Say cheese – literally! Great day out at Hawes and the Wensleydale Creamery , finishing up with a yummy meal at Mykonos Bar & Grill, stuffed is the only way to describe how we are feeling 🤗

members outside the creamery

Ripon Vision Support Group get a mention on yourharrogate

Our wonderful Ripon Vision Support Group are famous! If you would like to join the group please get in touch.

Members and volunteers of Ripon Vision Support Group


Day trip to Halifax

Great Day out yesterday at The Piece Hall and Shibden Hall in Halifax. The bad news is, we didn’t lose Tanya and we tried REALLY hard! Picture shows some of our members and volunteers at the entrance to the Piece Hall.

Members and volunteers at the entrance to the Piece Hall in Halifax.

Thank you Caroline!

Caroline Jane Taylor thank you so much for thinking of us on your special day! Please pass on our thanks to all your wonderful friends and family for supporting us by donating through your Facebook birthday fundraiser! We hope you had the best birthday ever!

A big thank you to Caroline from all of your friends at Vision Support.

Vision Support on BBCs Antiques Road Trip!

Keeping the memory of an inspirational local man alive and in the spotlight where he belongs. John Metcalfe you’re our hero. Not to be missed Antiques Road Trip Weds 19th January 4.30pm

Yorkshire Post 12 January · Born in 1717, ‘Blind Jack’ lost his sight after being infected with smallpox yet went on to have a very prosperous career. Here’s his remarkable story. YORKSHIREPOST.CO.UK Antiques Road Trip: Knaresborough’s legendary road builder ‘Blind Jack’ to feature in Yorkshire episode

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21st October

A special meeting and the AGM of the Harrogate and District Society for the Blind, will be held at 2pm at the Vision Support Centre in Harrogate.  All volunteers and visually impaired member are welcome.

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AGM of the Harrogate and District Society for the Blind, will be held at 2pm at the Vision Support Centre in Harrogate.  All volunteers and visually impaired member are welcome.


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