Bournemouth Blind Society is an independent, local charity. We are not affiliated with any group or other charity. We receive a small grant from the Local Authority towards the costs of running our Resource Centre and Community Support service, otherwise we are self- financing.
We rely heavily on donations from friends, supporters and local businesses together with a variety of fundraising initiatives to meet our costs. All donations, whether large or small, are gratefully received and put to good use for the benefit of our members.
You can support us in a number of different ways:
Click on the BT MyDonate button below to donate direct to Bournemouth Blind Society
Please send your cheque, made payable to Bournemouth Blind Society, to:
Bournemouth Blind Society
5 Victoria Park Road
Bournemouth BH9 2RB
By Standing Order
If you would like to pay us on a regular basis, please contact Philip or phone 01202 546644 for a Standing Order form.
Gift Aid and Your Donation
If you are a UK tax payer, you may be able to Gift Aid your donation. This will add a further 25% to the amount you donate. Please contact Philip or phone 01202 546644 for a Gift Aid form.
Donate as U Shop
For those who enjoy on-line shopping there is a quick and simple way of donating without actually costing you a penny!
Simply visit The GivingMachine website, join as a Shopper/Giver, select Bournemouth Blind Society as your beneficiary, choose your retailer and start shopping! Most online retailers participate in this scheme including Amazon, Marks and Spencer, Argos, Tesco and John Lewis. Each time you shop online remember to use The GivingMachine site to access your retailer who will then automatically donate a percentage of your order to Bournemouth Blind Society.
Pink Elephant collection tins are placed in various local businesses or retail outlets for customers/staff to donate to us.
If you would like to find out more or would be willing to look after one of our collection tins, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please call 01202 546644 or e-mail Philip.
The Charity Commission offers guidance on safer giving to charities.
We would like to make our supporters aware that we do NOT organise any house to house collections.
We occasionally organise street or event collections but in these cases, all monies are collected in blue, sealed buckets or pink elephants that clearly display the Bournemouth Blind Society logo, Charity No. and Company No.
If you suspect anyone of collecting fraudulently in our Charity’s name, please call us on 01202 546644 and we will contact the Police and Action Fraud.
Leaving a legacy to Bournemouth Blind Society ensures that future generations of visually impaired people benefit from our services.
Making a Will is not as expensive or complex as you may think and a Solicitor can advise you on legal matters and provide you with relevant inheritance tax advice. If you already have a Will and wish to leave a donation to Bournemouth Blind Society, you may be able to add a codicil to your existing Will rather than make out a completely new Will.
Your Solicitor will need the following information:
Charity Name: Bournemouth Blind Society
Charity Address: 5 Victoria Park Road Bournemouth BH9 2RB
Registered Charity Number: 1114570
Would you or your business like to enter into a partnership with us? Your sponsorship will enable us to support the blind and partially sighted in the local area.
By working with Bournemouth Blind Society you could gain:
- New audiences
- Staff satisfaction in helping a worthwhile cause
- An understanding of how to make your organisation more accessible to the visually impaired
You can partner with us in a number of different ways, including:
- Sponsor events or services
- Staff team-building events
- Nominate us as your Charity of the year
- Staff volunteering
- Promoting our events
- Providing gifts for Raffles or Tombola prizes