The Partially Sighted Society’s Support Group

The Support Group's annual Christmas party        Cast ticket winner            

Join us at our monthly support group – the last Wednesday of every month – and you will be certain of a warm welcome!  We meet at    2pm – 4pm and have a different speaker/activity each month, please find dates and speakers below:

31 January           Dave Loomes, Poet and Folk Singer

28 February        Wiltshire Farm Foods

 28 March             British Wireless for the Blind

25 April                 Every day First Aid with British Red Cross (adapted to suit those with a VI)

 30 May                 Age UK              

 27 June                Group’s Annual Away Day – tbc

 25 July                 Bob Ashton – A History of the Radio part 2

 29 August            Clay work with Maggie McAndrews – £5.00 charge to cover costs

 27 September     Doncaster Talking Newspapers

 31 October           Annual Auction – this helps fund our monthly groups for the year and any donations of new items to be auctioned are greatly appreciated

The group consists of people who all have different levels of visual impairment and many different eye conditions.  Most didn’t know each other until they joined the group, but many friends have been established within the group, although we are still waiting for our first marriage!

Peer support and knowing you are not the only one is always a positive thing and having a cuppa and natter with someone in a very similar position helps to put things into perspective.

We are able to run the Support Group, despite having no funding this year for it, by the generous donations of local companies, organisations and individuals who provide raffle and auction prizes (companies include:  Ikea Distribution Centre, The Earl of Doncaster, The Regent Hotel, Cast Theatre and many more).  The participants are happy to buy raffle tickets and enjoy the banter at an auction as they know all proceeds go straight back into the group.  This is how we fund the staff time, the Christmas Party (see pictures) and the refreshments.

To join the group all you have to do is either just turn up on the last Wednesday of any month for 2.00pm, or call 01302 965195 to let us know you will be coming and we can introduce you.

The Support Group is free to Friends of The Partially Sighted Society (£20.00 per year, click here for more information) and £3.00 per person to anyone else (carers free).  We offer the first session free to see if it is the group for you!