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Dorset Blind Association

Supporting Blind and Partially Sighted People to Live Happy

Our mission:

We believe that sight loss shouldn’t have to mean missing out. We work to ensure that our members can live the life they want. That can be very different from person to person.

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Learn Why You Need a Will

Dorset charity Diverse Abilities is holding an informal event on 26 September (7.15-9.15pm) to help de-myth and simplify the process of making or amending a will, to ensure the people you care about are provided for in the future.

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Magical Wonderland for Charity’s Gala Ball

Step into a Magical Wonderland for Charity’s Gala Ball

Diverse Abilities is bringing Narnia to life at its third gala ball, being held on Saturday 18 November, and the disability charity is inviting the local community to join them and step into a magical wonderland.

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3 peak challenge

Diverse Abilities Dorset 3 Peak Trek

Did you know Dorset had three peaks? Come and see for yourself as part of the Diverse Abilities Dorset 3 Peak trek being held on Saturday 15 July. Challenge yourself by walking a marathon distance of 26.2 miles along the famous Wessex Ridgeway, taking in the three highest peaks in the county - Lewesdon Hill, Pilsdon Pen and Bulbarrow Hill.

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Diverse Abilities - Recruitment

Join a Dorset Charity and Make a Difference to Adults with Disabilities

Diverse Abilities, Dorset’s disability charity, is encouraging the local community to come along to its recruitment events to find out how they could start a career in care and make a huge difference to adults with disabilities in the local area.

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bournemouth hospital charity

Charity appeals for dementia tea party funds

The Bournemouth Hospital Charity (BHC) is appealing for people to fundraise for therapeutic tea parties for dementia patients at the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (RBCH).

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Diverse Abilities

Diverse Abilities

Help Support More Children like Beautiful Arabella

For the past two years, Arabella, who has just turned five, has been supported by Langside – the special school run by Dorset’s disability charity, Diverse Abilities. Arabella, also known as Bella, brings delight to her family and all who know her. But life can be very hard for her, as she needs round the clock care day and night.

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Diverse Abilities is Here to Help Save Your Family Stress

The Advice Team at Diverse Abilities, a local disability charity, is encouraging the Dorset community to create a lasting power of attorney (LPA) to avoid stress for their family in the future. A lasting power of attorney ensures that a family member will have someone to manage their money, access bank accounts or make welfare decisions on their behalf if they lose mental capacity.

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Woofability Whiskey and Marco

Woofability Golden Retrievers

Golden Retrievers Whiskey and Marco have been placed with children residing in Wiltshire named Ethan and Poppy, who both have Down’s Syndrome. Having a dog in the family provides comfort and focus for the children but also means that being out in the community is much less challenging. Ethan’s mum, Pippa, says, “Whiskey is a wonderful dog who bonded with Ethan very quickly and they became best friends within days. Ethan is now comfortable being in shops and noisy places instead of running away and hiding or becoming distressed.

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