July 2022

Summer Newsletter 2022

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Summer Newsletter

May 2022

Nathan Davies – 55km Run Challenge

A one of our fantastic volunteers Richard Davies’, son, Nathan Davies, is completing a solo, non-supported ultramarathon to raise money for Newcastle Vision Support.

Nathan’s will be running 55km (34.1 miles) on Saturday 17th September 2022 around his local area.

He is asking you to sponsor him so that Newcastle Vison Support can continue our vital work, helping and supporting those who are visually impaired.

To read more about Nathan’s story and donate visit – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/nvs-55

March 2022

Lisa Charlton

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Lisa Charlton on the 5th March 2022.  Lisa was the Chair and valued member of NVS for many years.  As a mark of respect, we will be closing the office on Monday 21st March 2022 to enable people to attend her funeral at West Road crematorium, Newcastle upon Tyne at 12.45pm.  Lisa was an amazing inspiring person who will be missed by all.

February 2022

Winter Newsletter 2022

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Winter Newsletter 2022

Northern Power Grid – Priority Services Membership

Northern Power Grid have launched a Priority Services Membership. Becoming a member will give you access to a freephone telephone number that enables you to speak to the Priority Services team 24/7 and ask them anything regarding your power supply. You will also receive a phone call to check that you’re ok as well as regular updates if there is a power cut. Practical support is also available to you during power cuts. This includes hot drinks, snacks, phone charging facilities and transport to a safe place if required. All services are free and confidential.

For more information or to join Northern Power Grid’s Priority Services Membership call 0800 169 2996 or visit www.northernpowergrid.com/care.

The following is link to a youtube video about the Priority Services Membership www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpchYiaIFoA.

December 2021

Office closed for Christmas 2021

The office will be closed from this Friday 24th – Tuesday 28th December. We will be available to answer your calls and queries on the 29th, 30th and 31st December, and we will officially be back in the office on 4th January 2022!!

Merry Christmas to all of our lovely service users and we hope you have a Happy New Year 😊

November 2021

Autumn Newsletter 2021

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Autumn Newsletter 2021

July 2021


Debbie Burns, one of our service users is fundraising for Newcastle Vision Support. She has recently completed the Great North 10K with incredible results. She will also be participating in the Great North Run in September.

To read more about why Debbie is raising money for us or to donate, please visit the following link https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/DebbieBurns9.

March 2021

Free Amazon Echo Dot (Alexa device)

Northumberland County Blind Association are providing a free Amazon Echo Dot for anyone who is visually impaired and already has WIFI.

If you are interested in receiving a free device or know of anyone who may be interested then please contact us on 0191 232 7292 or email info@newcastlevisionsupport.org.uk for further information. Please get in touch with us before the end of March as devices will not be available after this time.

March 2021

Free Tablets and Wi-Fi for over 50s

Do you know someone who would like to get online, but doesn’t quite know where to begin? Elders Council has received funding from the Postcode Community Trust to provide tablets and WiFi to people aged 50+ living in Newcastle. Working with their partners Mental Health Concern and Your Homes Newcastle, they are able to provide a device, WiFi and a Tech Buddy to help people to get started. To find out more contact Elders council on 0191 208 2701 or leave a message and telephone number, or email info@elderscouncil.org.uk

Elders Council https://www.informationnow.org.uk/organisation/elders-council-of-newcastle-older-peoples-forum/

Mental Health Concern https://www.informationnow.org.uk/organisation/mental-health-concern-mhc/