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Janice O'Donnell

 It is with great sadness that we record the death of Janice O'Donnell.  Janice joined our Board of Trustees in August 2007.  Janice became involved with our Charity and was very active in raising funds through organising events such as Bridge sessions and quizzes.  She also represented the Charity at some important official meetings in the Borough.

Janice developed Macular Disease herself and was able to speak first-hand about the challenges presented by sight loss. Janice must be admired for her determined and constant efforts in supporting, and raising the profile of, Sutton Vision throughout. Janice will, indeed, be very much missed.

Eric Kennedy
Chair of Trustees


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Croydon Vision Activity Programme for Blind and VI Children

Contact Croydon Vision for more information on their forthcoming activities programme for blind and VI children.  Telephone 020 8688 2486, e-mail or

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Professional Vision Services Demo Day

Professional Vision Services, supplier and manufacturer of aids for the blind and partially sighted, will be holding a demonstration day at Sutton Vision on Thursday 13th April 10.00 a.m. - 2.30 p.m.  To book an appointment please telephone 020 8409 7166.




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Sutton Vision Talking Tables Ana's Cafe Wallington Library

Join us on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, starting, Wednesday 22nd February at 10.00 a.m. at Ana's Garden Cafe, Wallington Library, Shotfield, Wallington for a tea/coffee, free information and advice.

Unfortunately Talking Tables at the above venue has been cancelled, to find out more please contact 020 8409 7166 or e-mail

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Geranium Day 2017

Are you able to help us please on Geranium Day? If you are able to collect for one or two hours in the morning or afternoon in Sutton High Street for Geranium Day it would really be appreciated. Please contact Amanda at the office on 020 8409 7166 or email

The Greater London Fund for the Blind (GLFB) was formed in 1921 by Sir Arthur Pearson who was also founder of both the Daily Express and the national charity St Dunstan's in 1915 (which is now known as Blind Veterans UK) for soldiers blinded by war. Sir Arthur had glaucoma and was blind. Just before he died he organised a "Geranium Day" appeal in London to raise awareness of the difficulties faced by blind and partially sighted people living with sight loss.

Today the GLFB is a fundraising organisation and funds the work of its nine member charities of which Sutton Vision is a member. GLFB reserves a third of its income to make special grants to other local charities and organisations which request financial assistance from the GLFB e.g."Blind for Business" an organisation working with two hundred employers to help raise the hopes and ambitions of visually impaired people to be treated at interviews and in jobs on the same level as sighted people.

The other eight member organisations of GLFB are as follows: Blind Aid (formerly Metropolitan Society for the Blind, CLARITY, Croydon Vision, Kingston Upon Thames Association for the Blind, Merton Vision, Middlesex Association for the Blind, SeeAbility and Sight for Surrey.

The funds received from the GLFB by these organisations enable them to provide a range of services which include training and employment programmes, advice about equipment and facilities and support from the point of diagnosis through the entire rehabilitative process for adults, children and people with dual sensory loss. This information is taken from the GLFB website So if you can please help us to collect for GLFB Thursday 18th May 2017 we would be happy to hear from you.