We are delighted to receive the Kings Award for Voluntary Services
“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.”
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
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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!
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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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.
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.