What we do

Our support group is open twice a week to all members and once a month specifically for those within the 18-50 age bracket, welcoming members to our thriving and vibrant club. The cost to members includes a highly subsidised £20 annual subscription payment – this can be paid at once or in instalments throughout the year. All money paid to the charity goes back into it’s running.

Monday
10:30am -2pm
After enjoying some seated keep fit, test your dart skills, have a game of scrabble or enjoy some craft activities. You can also enjoy quizzes, trips to play tenpin bowling and the occasional pub lunch. Our Monday club has a £1 charge for refreshments and an optional £1 raffle ticket.

Wednesday
11.00am – 2.30pm
Enjoy a cooked lunch in the company of friends followed by a varied entertainment program of interesting talks, choirs, VI equipment demonstrations and schools. A visiting chiropodist and beauty therapists offer reduced rates to our members. Our lunch has a £5 charge for lunch and refreshments with an optional £1 raffle ticket on top.

Working Age Group
First Saturday of each month
Meet with younger members of the visually impaired community, discuss technological solutions to help with day-to-day life and get involved in various activities including tenpin bowling, goalball, baking and quizes, all while being supported by our team of volunteers. Working age group sessions have a £1 charge for refreshments, with the cost of additional subsidised trips dependent of the activity.

Day trips
We also organise regular day trips to include boat trips, places of interest, museums, and bowling. Any such trips are subsidised to a set cost per member of up to £20.

Annual holiday
A week-long break to a UK hotel on the coast is organised for those who want to join others on a fun-packed week. Transport to and from the hotel will be included along with day outings during the week to make the holiday even more special. Costs of holidays are  subsidised for members and are confirmed once they are booked.

Watford Goalball
We are delighted to have started a goalball club in Watford in conjunction with RNIB and Goalball UK. 

Goalball is a team sport played by the visually impaired and after 2 very successful taster sessions, funding has been secured to continue the club with monthly training sessions. 

Training will take place on the 3rd Sunday of each month 1.30-4pm at Watford Central Leisure Centre. To find out more details please contact us or email: watfordgoalball@gmail.com.

On the 2nd June 2022 it was announced that we were included in the 244 voluntary groups selected to receive The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2022.

Donations

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If you would like to donate to the Watford Blind Centre, providing support ranging from contributing to our accessibility project to supporting in making our lunches and outings more affordable for our members, please scan the QR code above or click the button below to be redirected to our JustGiving site.