Barrow & Districts Society for the Blind.  Registered Charity No. 1051674.  Limited Company No. 3133015

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Our Society has a whole host of regular events throughout the year and we also have some ad hoc events.  

Here’s a list of events coming up in the near future:

Knit and Natter every Tuesday at 10-11am- Come along for chat with a cuppa.

Armchair Exercises every Tuesday at 11-11:30am- Come along and join in.

Coniston Old Man 9th September: Come with us as we climb Coniston Old Man, one of the highest peaks in the Lake District.

Cross Bay Walk 16th September at 10:00am: We are holding a sponsored walk to raise money for the local visually impaired people that will take us across Morecambe Bay. The walk will take around 4hrs to complete after setting off from Arnside. Tickets are £10 for adults and children for free!

For more information on any of these events, please do not hesitate to get in touch on 01229 440556 or pop into the Vision Support Centre on 67/69 Cavendish Street, Barrow.

Optelec  Friday 21st September, 10am – 2pm

Watch demonstrations and try for yourself great  aids and apparatus  to  assist with Low Vision.   The session will include CCTV Readers, Handheld Magnifiers and lots of other Optelec products.

No need to book – just drop in on the day

Coffee Afternoon Tuesday 25th September 2018 1pm – 4 pm

Everyone welcome

Tea & Cakes


Food Tasters

Eating for healthy sight information  


Orcam MyEye Demonstration Wednesday 10th October, 10am- 12pm

MyEye is an artificial vision device with a lightweight smart camera that instantly reads text aloud from any surface as well as recognizing faces and products in real time.

No need to book – just drop in on the day



Making a real difference for people with sight loss