The National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI)has opened its 100th charity shop, reflecting the growing strength of the charity’s brand. The opening of the store in Main St, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan comes as the charity enjoys a period of rapid growth and is now firmly positioned as the second largest charity shop chain …Read More about NCBI RETAIL REACHES MILESTONE WITH THE OPENING OF 100TH CHARITY SHOP
Our charity partner Fujitsu are holding a Golf Event in aid of NCBI. This event is open to all, not just Fujitsu staff. Where: At Skerries Golf Club When: Thursday 26th July 2018 Format: 4 person scramble Prizes for 1st , 2nd and 3rd Place Teams, nearest the pin and longest drive. Timesheet in Operation …Read More about Fujitsu Golf Event
A 17 year old Mayo girl with sight loss, who will take to the rally tracks later this month, is believed to be the first visually impaired Rally Navigator in the country. Sara McFadden, who has Albinism, a congenital condition characterised by the complete or partial absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes, …Read More about TEENAGE RALLY NAVIGATOR NOT LETTING SIGHT LOSS STOP HER ON THE RACE TRACKS
DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS FOR NCBI’S THIRD LEVEL EDUCATION BURSARY IS 11TH JULY. Gerard Byrne Bursary Fund Application Form 2018 Gerard Byrne Bursary Fund Information and Awarding Criteria 2018
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!
NCBI Cycle of Light – Friday 24th August 2018 NCBI Cycle of Light is back for its second year! This is a unique 85km night time cycling tour in and around Dublin city, shining a light for those living with sight loss and raising vital funds for NCBI’s rehabilitation and children’s services. For people living …Read More about Upcoming NCBI Fundraising Events
Once again our National Tesco Bag pack was a great success with 61 bag packs taking place on April 14th. Thank you to everyone who volunteered on the day and donated. We have raised €28,967.33 to date — a remarkable achievement! Are you interested in …Read More about NCBI’s National Tesco Bag-pack Is A Huge Success!
Two of Ireland’s most prominent sports bodies Vision Sports Ireland (VSI) and Park Run are urging people with sight loss to get involved in sports activities, particularly running. Speaking at a presentation of 100 Sighted Guide Identity Bibs, Joe Geraghty, National Development Officer, VSI said; “Vision Sports and Parkrun are two vibrant national sports bodies …Read More about Vision Sports Ireland and Park Run Encourage VIP Runners
Sally McEllistrim talks with Robbie Dowdall on adjusting to life after sight loss. Robbie Dowdall is a fighter. He has had to be as his life was thrown into turmoil when he lost his sight at just 18 following an horrific car crash. The 46 year old Tallaght man readily admits that he was full …Read More about Beyond the Darkness
NCBI Charity shops rely heavily on the hard work of our volunteers. It is important for us to recognise and thank our volunteers for their commitment and contribution to NCBI Charity Shops. A huge thank you to: Pauline McDonnell — NCBI Charity Shop Kells. Carmel Moorehouse — NCBI Charity Shop Kells. Nan Hopkins — …Read More about Volunteer Appreciation Lunch