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GLFB Survey 2019!

GLFB Survey 2019!

Greater London Fund for the Blind Survey 2019!

The GLFB we are now sharing an online survey to collect the wider views and experiences of blind and partially sighted people across London. they are focusing on the challenges and issues centred around accessibility, employment and well-being.

The Greater London Fund for the Blind hope this anonymous survey will support our external communications and fundraising activities in the second half of this year.

The survey is online accessible, and can also be completed over the phone.

The Greater London Fund for the Blind – a key supporter of Metro Blind Sport – wants to hear from you on your experiences of services and accessibility in and around London. They have put together a short survey to collect views and experiences to inform their work and aid their fundraising. The survey covers topics ranging from accessible transport and personal safety.

The survey is online accessible, and can also be completed over the phone.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/9G6GBFH

Phone:  general Tel: 020 7620 2066

 

Swim or Run for the GLFB!

Swim or Run for the GLFB

Swim or Run for the Greater London Fund for the Blind!

Below are some opportunities to become part of the Team GLFB!

Swim Serpentine – 21st September 2019, London

Swim Serpentine is a one-day open water swimming challenge in the iconic Serpentine, Hyde Park, which hosted the open water swimming and triathlon swims at the London 2012 Olympic Games. With half, one, two and six mile distances available, there is something to suit every ability.

Be part of #TeamGLFB and benefit from our expert fundraising and training advice to ensure you are in tip top condition, whether you are taking on the half or the super six!

As part of #TeamGLFB you will receive:

  • #TeamGLFB swim cap to train in
  • Fundraising pack with tips and materials to help reach that fundraising target
  • Expert training advice

For more information contact Rebecca at rclarke@glfb.org.uk or visit our website www.glfb.org.uk/swim.

 

London Marathon 2020 – 26th April 2020, London

Applications for #TeamGLFB Virgin Money London Marathon places are now open. The Virgin Money London Marathon is the most iconic event on the running calendar. The 26.2 mile route through the heart of the capital is lined with cheering crowds and takes in London’s legendary landmarks. The incredible atmosphere makes the London Marathon a race you’ll never forget!

For more details on applying, see our website www.glfb.org.uk/support-us/london-marathon-2020/

 

London Classics

If swimming a few miles in the Serpentine does not quite seem enough of a challenge, speak to our team about completing the London Classics. Conquer London by taking on the London Marathon, Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 and swim two miles in Swim Serpentine and you will be the proud owner of a very large and shiny medal, along with bragging rights for life.

For more information contact Rebecca at rclarke@glfb.org.uk.

 

 

GLFB Programme Fund!

Greater London Fund for the Blind

GLFB Programme Fund Applications now open!

The Greater London Fund for the blind is pleased to announce applications for grants from the programme fund are now open all year round.

The fund aims to support organisations in London and within the M25 area to deliver services to blind and partially sighted people. While there is no specific criteria as to the types of projects we support, we have previously funded projects around delivering assistive technology training, employment support, family support officers and cookery courses designed to support independent living.

We are keen to support innovative projects that deliver services which have a positive impact on the lives of blind and partially sighted people in London and within the M25 area.

The application deadline for the first quarter of the 2018-2019 grant programme is Friday 15 June 2018.

If you have any project ideas that you would like to discuss, or if you would like to learn more about the application process, please get in touch with Khafsa Ghulam

by email: kghulam@glfb.org.uk

 

Metropolitan Day – Friday 18th May!

GLFB Geranium City Day – Fri 20th April!

The date for this year’s Geranium event Metropolitan Day on Friday 18th May 2018.

Staff and volunteers from the Greater London Fund for the Blind – GLFB will be in and around London stations collecting funds for vital services for visually impaired people.

2017 GDay SeeAbility
2017 GDay SeeAbility

Do stop by and say hello to our friendly collectors. If you’re able, please donate – it would be most appreciated! We will gladly take your old pound coins and five-pound notes too!

You can also support our work with a donation online.

Making a direct impact

In 2016 commuters and local residents donated over £13,000 to our Geranium Day appeal. This tremendous generosity is enabling us to make a direct impact on the lives of people living with sight loss.

For example, raising the same amount this year would help pay for 3,250 hot meals at local GLFB-funded centres or cover the cost of transport for medical appointments for 2,167 visually impaired people. So do drop a coin or two if you get the chance!

 

Andrew Banfield and volunteer collector Tommy Mulholland raising funds at Liverpool Street station.
Andrew Banfield and volunteer collector Tommy Mulholland raising funds at Liverpool Street station.

Coming together in pursuit of a single goal

Speaking to volunteer collectors and supporters, Andrew Banfield, GLFB collections manager said: “Geranium Day is more than just a great opportunity to raise funds for visually impaired people – it is also a day of solidarity.  All the GLFB member charities, staff and volunteers come together in pursuit of a single goal”. 

2017 GDay SeeAbility
Collectors for SeeAbility 2017 GDay

You can also support our work with a donation online. Whatever you are able to give to our Geranium Day appeal, your gift will enable us to fund some fantastic projects and much-needed services for people who urgently need our support.

Your generosity will help make a difference to the lives of people affected by sight loss. Thank you in advance for whatever you are able to give.

Geranium City Day Fri 20 April

GLFB Geranium City Day – Fri 20th April!

The dates for this year’s Geranium event are;  City Day Friday 20th April 2018 and Metropolitan Day on Friday 18th May 2018.

Staff and volunteers from the Greater London Fund for the Blind – GLFB will be in and around London stations collecting funds for vital services for visually impaired people.

2017 GDay SeeAbility
2017 GDay SeeAbility

Do stop by and say hello to our friendly collectors. If you’re able, please donate – it would be most appreciated! We will gladly take your old pound coins and five-pound notes too!

You can also support our work with a donation online.

Making a direct impact

In 2016 commuters and local residents donated over £13,000 to our Geranium Day appeal. This tremendous generosity is enabling us to make a direct impact on the lives of people living with sight loss.

For example, raising the same amount this year would help pay for 3,250 hot meals at local GLFB-funded centres or cover the cost of transport for medical appointments for 2,167 visually impaired people. So do drop a coin or two if you get the chance!

 

Andrew Banfield and volunteer collector Tommy Mulholland raising funds at Liverpool Street station.
Andrew Banfield and volunteer collector Tommy Mulholland raising funds at Liverpool Street station.

Coming together in pursuit of a single goal

Speaking to volunteer collectors and supporters, Andrew Banfield, GLFB collections manager said: “Geranium Day is more than just a great opportunity to raise funds for visually impaired people – it is also a day of solidarity.  All the GLFB member charities, staff and volunteers come together in pursuit of a single goal”. 

2017 GDay SeeAbility
Collectors for SeeAbility 2017 GDay

You can also support our work with a donation online. Whatever you are able to give to our Geranium Day appeal, your gift will enable us to fund some fantastic projects and much-needed services for people who urgently need our support.

Your generosity will help make a difference to the lives of people affected by sight loss. Thank you in advance for whatever you are able to give.