Huge thank you to all who took part in this year’s Trip to Tipp Challenge! Another huge success this year with a massive €25, 614 raised. Thank you very much to Billy & Katriona Shanahan (Blazing Bikers) who organise the event every year, delivering an enjoyable day. A special thanks to Brendan Shields who raised an amazing …Read More about Another Trip to Tipp, another success!
This year’s Des Cullen Classic & Vintage Car Show in aid of NCBI was a great success! Thank you to the committee for their time and hard work to organise this annual fundraising event. Angela, Jean and Kevin called to NCBI Head Office yesterday to present us with a cheque of €8,345 for NCBI. Brilliant work by …Read More about Another successful year at the Des Cullen Classic & Vintage Car Show!
On Wednesday 19th December, we have our Twelve Hours of Christmas at Marks and Spencer, Liffey Valley, Dublin – WE NEED YOU! We will be doing a full day of bag packing and we hope to fill the following time slots; 10am – 2pm 2pm – 6pm 6pm – 10pm All volunteers will receive a Santa hat, …Read More about NCBI’s 12 Hours of Christmas!
On Saturday 27th October, 10am-2pm, there is a Halloween Fancy Dress Coffee & Tea Morning at our NCBI Shop, Carrick On Suir Spread the word and call by in your Halloween clobber!
Today, we bid farewell to Fionnuala Murphy after 13 years at NCBI! Throughout the years as Head of Communications, and over the past year as Head of Foundation, Fionnuala has supported NCBI’s large spanning umbrella of services, retail, advocacy, foundation and everything in-between. Thank you for everything, Fionnuala. You will be missed! Best wishes from …Read More about Farewell, Fionnuala!
On Saturday 22nd July, Tommy Campbel and friends set out on a Sponsored Awareness Walk to highlight the obstacles faced by people with sight loss on a daily basis. The event, organised by Tommy, ran for it’s second year and raised an amazing €4,687 for NCBI services! A huge Thank You to Tommy and all participants on …Read More about Sponsored Awareness Walk in aid of NCBI!
Will you Walk on Fire for NCBI? On Friday 5th October, we will take to the coals for this unusual challenge to raise awareness and funds for NCBI services. The event will take place on our NCBI Head Office grounds and full training will be provided by Firewalking Ireland. Registration from 7pm …Read More about Walk on Fire for NCBI
Next Monday, 9th July, Salesforce has kindly arranged its first Salesforce Comedy Club in aid of NCBI! The comedy gig is happening at the Laughter Lounge, 8 Eden Quay, North City, Dublin. Here’s a google map location of the venue; https://goo.gl/maps/e2aXUFGDawp. Some information on the night via Salesforce; ‘The concept is simple: Professional comedians, the …Read More about Have a Laugh and Raise Funds for the NCBI!
‘Cycle of Light’, The National Council for the Blind of Ireland’s (NCBI) innovative night cycle is taking place this year on the 24th August. The event, now in its second year, is a unique night time cycle stretching from Dalkey to Howth and back, along the stunning Dublin Bay. Participating cyclists will ride the scenic …Read More about Pedal through the night for sight!
Have you ever considered being a guide for a person who is blind or vision impaired? Emma tells us about her experience guiding Sr. Brid Smith at this year’s Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon. Emma’s last Mini Marathon was 17 years ago so she knew it was going to be a challenge. She says “I received …Read More about We worked together as a team and guiding was a wonderful experience- for us both