Fundraising and Donations.
As an independent charity we do not receive any government funding and rely on the goodwill of those who have benefitted from our services and the local community in making donations and getting involved in organizing store collections, quiz nights and sponsored events. If you would like to get involved and help fundraise for South Lincolnshire Blind Society please contact us on 01476 592775 or email us at SlBS@blind-society.org.uk.
Upcoming fundraising Events;
Join us at your local store!
We have been working hard at our various fundraising store collections and would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has helped us at our previous collections, awareness raising events and bag packing events; with your help, we have raised an incredible £2423.82 so far this year
Raising funds is a big part of our work but equally important is the role of promoting the services that the charity provides to people who may be struggling with sight issues and don’t know where to turn. Our volunteers and particularly our service users who have volunteered to help us at these events are best placed to tell people what we do and we are very grateful to the growing numbers helping to promote our work. We have quite a few events booked for the upcoming months so if you would like to volunteer, please give us a call on 01476 592775… the more the merrier!
Our future collections are;
Thursday 25th October – Morrison’s, Stamford
Friday 9th November – Downtown, Grantham
Wednesday 5th December – Asda, Grantham
Friday 7th December – Isaac Newton Centre, Grantham
Saturday 15th December – Sainsburys, Stamford
We’ve joined Lottery SK!
‘Lottery SK is an exciting lottery that raises money for good causes in South Kesteven. All good causes supported by the lottery will benefit the South Kesteven and its residents, tickets for the lottery cost just £1 per week. Each ticket has a 1 in 50 chance to win a prize each week, with a top prize of £25,000!’ 10% of ticket costs go towards local good causes! For more information or to start supporting, visit https://www.lotterysk.co.uk/support/south-lincolnshire-blind-society. Good Luck!
Charity Clothes Show.
Join us for a Charity Clothes Show at Eden House Hotel on Saturday 10th November at 7pm, kindly organised by local business L&J’s Dress to Impress. A range of stalls from local businesses will be present- Nans Nice Cakes, Sara’s Home Beauty, Lizzie Shaw Makeup Artistry, Cocktail o’clock and an array of beautiful clothes, dresses and accessories. Tickets can be purchased for only £5 per person from either L&J’s dress to impress on 07792920431 or from the Blind Society on 01476 592775. All tickets proceeds will be donated to the Blind Society, for more information and to see some of the gorgeous dresses on offer check out L&J’s Facebook page; https://www.facebook.com/joandlesley/
National Three Peaks 2019.
Ever dreamed about climbing a mountain? Well how about climbing three. Next year SLBS are running a national three peaks challenge. The challenge will see you climb three of the highest peaks in the UK in 24 hours. The peaks in question are Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in England, and finally Snowdon in Wales. The total cost of the trip is £455, which includes a £75 deposit. We ask that those taking part attempt to reach a fundraising target of £400 and you will receive full support in achieving this. If you are interested or know somebody that would like to take part please don’t hesitate to contact us. For more details see; National Three Peaks Challenge Website
Start collecting your used stamps!
Support us by collecting your used stamps both old and new and send them into our Grantham Office, which we can then trade in for cash! Simply give us a call to request a pre- paid and addressed envelope and help us to raise some vital funds.