Volunteers Week Logo - 1-7 June Volunteers Week and a shooting star

For Volunteers Week, we wanted to say thank you to our incredible blind and partially sighted volunteers, who have worked hard to advocate for visually impaired people in their communities.

Over the last year, they have achieved so much - engaging with employers, healthcare and transport providers and working with retail outlets to improve access to shops and public spaces.

During lockdown, their commitment has been unwavering. They have been supporting blind and partially sighted people dealing with the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Volunteering plays a huge part in everything we do at the Sight Loss Councils and Thomas Pocklington Trust. We all really appreciate the dedication and commitment from our fantastic volunteers and wanted to send a personal thank you from everyone here to all our volunteers.  Read the messages from all our staff here

Thank you to each and every one of you!

CEO from Thomas Pocklington Trust, Charles Colquhoun, sends his heartfelt thanks to all Sight Loss Council volunteers in his video below:   

Meet our volunteers

Throughout Volunteers Week, we shared the stories of some of our amazing volunteers. Find out about their work and what’s inspired them to advocate for others.

Meet Bristol Sight Loss Council Volunteer Anela Wood

Meet Gloucestershire Sight Loss Council Volunteer Ines Higgins

Meet Lianne McKeon member of Birmingham Sight Loss Council 

Meet Greater Manchester Sight Loss Council Volunteer, Gary Tunney

Meet Merseyside Sight Loss Council member Matt Cliff

Meet Gloucestershire Sight Loss Council member Gavin Higgins


We ran a series of events for our volunteers, including a virtual pub quiz, Have your Say and a Meet and Greet session - for all our volunteers to meet each other and share their experiences.  We held the Meet and Greet the week before Volunteers Week - here's how it went.  

In conversation with Andy Bear from Lockton

Martin Sigsworth, our Senior Employment Manager was in conversation with Andy Bear from Lockton, one of TPT’s corporate supporters on 3rd June. 

If you missed the webinar or want to catch it again, watch the live recording here 

Become a Sight Loss Council member

If you have been inspired by the stories of our volunteers and would like to join us, find out more here.