By Leah Barrett Demers An adventurous teen who founded a nonprofit to help other blind kids live a life that is “boundless, fun, courageous and confident.” A sighted fitness trainer who teaches boxing and self-defense to people who are visually impaired. A young, blind cancer survivor who headed to Africa to climb Mount Kilimanjaro the …Read More about Building a #BlindNewWorld
All of us in NCBI were deeply shocked and saddened by the sudden death of our colleague and friend Gerard Byrne. Gerard passed away at his home in Lucan on Saturday 14th October. Gerard joined NCBI in 2003 and was Regional Manager for South Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow until last year, when he became National …Read More about Death of our colleague Gerard Byrne
By donating to NCBI regularly, you will be contributing to the provision of NCBI’s life changing services. Our practical and emotional advice and supports help 8,000 people and their families face their futures with confidence every year. We help people deal emotionally with the diagnosis of an eye condition and the impact it will have …Read More about Becoming a regular donor for 2018
In the coming months, as soon as Legislation has passed, Irish Water will begin to refund domestic water charges. Irish Water is really focused on trying to make the refund process as easy and quick as possible for everyone so there is no application or registration process. A cheque for the full amount will be …Read More about Irish Water refunds
Our second annual Dine in the Dark Week took place on the second week of November. It was a fantastic week with 80 events nationwide and over 2,000 people dining in the dark to raise funds for NCBI. This year we also had the honour of hosting a Dine in the Dark event in Leinster …Read More about Dine in the Dark
As 2017 draws to a close we look back on our year in NCBI, we reflect on the people we have worked with and the difference that our services make to the lives of people who are blind or vision impaired. Each year we work with 8,000 people. Many come to us for the first …Read More about Sightlines
The Connemarathon is one of the world’s most scenic running events, comprising of half, full & ultra marathons and set in the beautiful west of Ireland. Why not enjoy the sites while raising money for NCBI!? Sign up for a half, full or ultra marathon! Let Collette know and we’ll send out fundraising materials! More info here; …Read More about Why not enjoy the sites of Connemara while raising money for NCBI!
Sister Kathleen Kavanagh raffled off one of her paintings along with other items to raise money for NCBI. The raffle raised €1,340. A great achievement! *Image of Sister Kathleen with Collette McEntee holding a large cheque.
NCBI Majorca Cycle Challenge Throw yourself into a different climate and challenge this October, while meeting new people and raising funds & awareness of NCBI! For 7 days, from 13th – 20th October, #TeamNCBI will cycle their way through the island of Majorca as part of the Stephen Roche Cycling Camp. All abilities are welcome; …Read More about Upcoming Fundraising Events
Vision Sports Ireland (VSI) get information about a steadily increasing number of inclusive sports events held throughout the country. VSI encourage all of our members to take advantage of these fantastic opportunities and try to attend as many as possible of ourselves. Over the weekend of the 24th and 25th of June we participated in …Read More about A Fun Weekend at the Irish Sailing Association Watersports Inclusion Games