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The latest news from Sight Suppport Derbyshire.

Covid-19 Service Update

7th August 2020

During these unprecedented times, Sight Support Derbyshire is working hard to ensure that we continue to provide much-needed support, advice and information to visually impaired people and their families across the City and County. What’s changed at Sight Support...

Here for you during Coronavirus

27th March 2020

During these unprecedented times, Sight Support Derbyshire is working hard to ensure that we continue to provide much-needed support, advice and information to visually impaired people and their families across the City and County. As Government advice has been...

Best Ever Result For Tandem Team

12th Feb 2020

Members of Team SSD with their medals at the end of the 24-hour Track Attaque event A team representing local charity Sight Support Derbyshire achieved its best ever results in Huub Track Attaque at Derby Arena, finishing eighth in the...

In Memory Of Richard Perkins

31st Jan 2020

Sight Support Derbyshire are sad to announce that Richard Perkins passed away on 13th January 2020, after a long illness, bravely fought. Richard had been involved with Sight Support Derbyshire for many years, as a member of our Board of Trustees and then...

Give Something Back For Trustees’ Week

4th Nov 2019

Trustees’ Week runs from 4 to 8 November, and we’re appealing for new volunteers to join our hardworking team. All charities have a Board of Trustees to ensure they are being run effectively and efficiently. Sight Support Derbyshire’s trustees attend six...

Trustees Wanted To Provide Expertise

10th July 2019

A local charity which works to improve the quality of life for visually impaired adults and children is seeking new trustees. Professionals in Derbyshire are being encouraged to broaden their experience by joining Sight Support Derbyshire, to ensure that...

Great Weather for Ducks in Ey Up Mi Duck Race 2019

12th June 2019

The team from Genting Casino with their winning duck Best Dressed Duck winner Gordon Smith with his family and the Mayor Click here to see our gallery of pictures from the day The Ey Up Mi Duck Race, Derby’s colourful annual duck race, refused...

Ducks In Training For Big Race Day

16th April 2019

The ducks are in training ready for the Ey Up Mi Duck Race 2019, Derby’s colourful annual duck race and the biggest fundraiser of the year for local charity Sight Support Derbyshire. The event sees giant decorated plastic ducks and thousands of little ones...

Accessible Website Relaunched

16th April 2019

Sight Support Derbyshire has relaunched its accessible website with the help of Derby company 22Create. The local charity, which provides services for blind and partially-sighted adults and children, needed to make its website adaptable for tablet and...

Jean Takes To The Stage at Theatre Visit

Sight Support Derbyshire volunteer and trustee Jean Sharp recently accompanied our group visit to Derby Theatre to see an audio-described performance of Jim Cartwright’s play, ‘Two.’ A tactile tour of the set, an authentic interior of a pub complete with...

Ducks make a splash to raise £6,800

Derby’s most colourful duck race saw decorated giant plastic ducks take to the water in the city centre to raise £6,800 for a charity which helps local people living with sight loss. The annual Ey Up Mi Duck Race is Sight Support Derbyshire’s...

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