Picture of the Forum, Greenwich
The Forum in Greenwich

Blind Independence Greenwich

Helping blind and partially-sighted people
in the Royal Borough of Greenwich





We are a London-based charity, supported by RLSB (the Royal London Society for Blind People), which exists to help local people with little or no sight within the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

With the right support, partially-sighted people in our borough can lead fuller, more independent lives. At BIG we offer friendship and practical day-to-day help and advice, as well as a packed calendar of social events, trips and get-togethers.

Our mission is to empower visually impaired people in Greenwich borough to live fuller and more independent lives, benefiting from the generosity of volunteers who in turn widen their own horizons.

BIG CHRISTMAS PARTY 2013
Held in the Caledonian Hall in The Forum, Greenwich on 11th December...
Christmas Party – Volunteer helperChristmas Party – Volunteer helperFiddlefit band
Above: (left and centre) two of our Volunteer helpers at the party, (right) Blackheath Folk band Fiddlefit

COMING EVENTS

Coffee Mornings at The Forum, Greenwich:
On the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month (please note: now from 10.30am - 12.30pm).

IMPORTANT NOTICES

We welcome our new Operations Manager Samantha Shaw and wish her all the best in her new role.

We say farewell to our Volunteer Co-ordinator Judith McNair and thank her for all her work during the last six months.

NEW SERVICES - BIG are delighted to announce our new services funded by GLFB and RLSB.

Advice Line: BIG now offers a dedicated Advice Line which is open between 10am and 2pm Monday – Wednesday. Please contact us and we will do our best to support you – 020 8853 2474

One to One Advice Sessions
If you require Information, Advice and Guidance with issues such as welfare benefits, housing, technology or issues relating to sight loss then please contact us for an appointment on 020 8853 2474.

Monthly Group Sessions
Our monthly group sessions are designed to provide information on a range of appropriate topics to promote independence. Our first session was on 31st July 2013 when our beneficiaries enjoyed their very own Internet Café. For further information please contact us.

   

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DON'T FORGET
A sight test is not just to check whether you need to wear glasses -
it is a window into your overall health.



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ALL DONATIONS TO BIG ARE WELCOME!

It doesn't matter if you can't afford to make it a big one. You can donate to us by PayPal (below) or by text. How can I donate by text? For example, to donate £3 just text ‘BIGR12 £3’ to 70070
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

(WEBMASTER: Bruce Woods)


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