Celebrating our amazing volunteers this December

As we approach the end of another year, we want to celebrate the fantastic work our amazing members are doing to effect positive change for blind and partially sighted people across the UK. Join us in celebrating and thanking our wonderful members!


A celebration of Sight Loss Councils

We will be running activities for our Sight Loss Council members to celebrate their successes on 3 December which is International Day of People with Disabilities.

We want to say a massive thank you to all of our members for their commitment over this challenging year. Their ideas, passion, and determination to make things better for blind and partially sighted people in their communities, has driven the work of Sight Loss Councils forward.

The launch of two national campaigns: #Distancing Blind and Streets For All has boosted Sight Loss Council’s national profile and is making a real impact on the lives of blind and partially sighted people across the country. Read more about our members’ work on our volunteer stories page.

Meet the Sight Loss Councils, 3 December (4-5pm)

Want to know more about Sight Loss Councils work? Join our free ‘Meet the Councils’ webinar, hosted by journalist Jaldeep Katwala. In what promises to be an inspiring and engaging event, SLC members will share examples of their work and you can find out how you can get involved!

I’m sorry this event is now fully booked.  We will be live streaming the event on the Sight Loss Council’s Facebook page  here:



International Volunteer Day – 5 December 2020

On International Volunteer Day, we join Thomas Pocklington Trust, which funds SLC’s work, to continue our volunteer celebrations.

The online event will recognise and thank volunteers for their work and commitment, in what has been an incredibly challenging year, and will feature a whole host of entertaining and fun activities.

 CEO of Thomas Pocklington Trust, Charles Colquhoun said: “I want to say a heartfelt thank you to all our volunteers in what has been an extraordinary and challenging year.  Volunteers are crucial to helping us achieve our vision and strategy and we couldn’t achieve our work without volunteers.”


Charles has recorded a special message for our volunteers and you can listen to it here.  Click here for a transcript of this recording.


Become a Sight Loss Council Member

We’re growing and currently recruiting volunteers for 3 new Sight Loss Councils in York, Bedfordshire, and Tyne & Wear.

Find out how to get involved.



Publication date: 01 December 2020

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