Northumberland Blind Association News
20th June 2013
The Summer 2013 edition of NoISe, issue 83, has recently been sent out. If you would like to go on the mailing list for NoISe, please phone 01670 514316 or use the Contact NCBA tab and leave a message. Don't forget to leave your full address. Please let us know if you wish to receive NoISe in Large Print, on CD, on an MP3 disc, in Braille or by email (either text or audio).
15th May 2013
A Strawberry Fayre will be held on Wednesday 3rd July for all our volunteers. If you are a volunteer and do not receive your invitation, please contact Fran or Jane on 01670 514316 or use the Contact NCBA tab and leave a message. We are always looking for new volunteers. If you are able to help, please contact Fran or Jane
26th March 2013
Alnwick Mencap have available for hire (weekly) a lakeside chalet at Haggerston Castle.
The above pictures illustrate the views that greet you from across the lake and the chalet
lounge. The chalet boasts an idyllic lakeside position which is situated in a quiet, select
area of this large holiday complex.
The chalet is centrally heated and accommodates up to six people in three bedrooms
(1 double and 2 twin) and has been purpose built to cater for families or small groups
associated with those who may have learning difficulties or are disabled. Hire fees cover all
gas and electricity charges and include free passes to the leisure and entertainment areas
as well as the swimming pools, all of which are supervised. In addition, there are many other
daily activities taking place at various locations within the site. Whether you choose to
partake in these activities or just relax by the lakeside, this is the ideal place for a break.
For further information please telephone 01665 578409
WHO ARE WE AND WHAT DO WE DO?
Alnwick Mencap help and support those with special needs in
our local community.
We offer outings and social events, usually on a monthly basis,
for people with special needs.
Here are some examples:-
Theatre Trips, River Trips, Bingo / Pie and Pea Supper, Social
Evenings at a variety of venues, B-B-Q and Disco on a local farm,
Discos / Buffets etc.
We also hold a weekly swimming session at Alnwick Sports
We are not centrally funded by Mencap or Government and rely
heavily on income from fund raising events.
Any financial assistance / donations, whether individual or
corporate, would be most appreciated and exclusively used to
fund events as outlined above.
If you would like to help us, obtain more information about
Alnwick Mencap, funding, or to be included on our mailing list,
please contact Diana Hogg (Sec) on 01670 787537
Counselling Support Service
7th March 2013
Do you need emotional support? NCBA offer a free and confidential Counselling Support Service. The service is available to anyone with sight loss or anyone supporting a person with sight loss. It is delivered by a trained counsellor. If you think you or someone you support may benefit from the service please contact Fran on 01670 514316 or click on the Contact NCBA tab and leave a message.
Cooking Without Looking
7th March 2013
Blind Life in Durham have produced a cook book for visually impaired people in the form of a large print book and audio disc. For information contact Jim Welch on 01388 763501 or email