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!
Inspired by raw audio recordings, this is a true story about Anna’s blind Dad. Examining misplaced pity in all its guises, this is an irreverent look at what happens when a parent loses his sight while his daughter loses her mind. A story about sight-loss, family dysfunction and all the embarrassing, awkward, ridiculous ways they …Read More about My Dad’s Blind by Anna Sheils-McNamee
The National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) shop in Moate Co. Westmeath is celebrating a brisk year in business ,marking it’s first year in business today. The busy shop, managed by Marion O’ Shea and a dedicated team of volunteers ,has become the by word for good quality items at good value prices. …Read More about MOATE SHOP ONE YEAR OLD!
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
Voom Voom….NCBI is definitely racing ahead in all areas! Here’s to a wonderful day in Cork next Sunday when Sara McFadden takes to the race tracks as, what we believe to be, Ireland’s first ever rally navigator with sight loss. As her Mother Sandra said today on the ‘Ryan Tubridy’ show on RTE Radio 1 , Sara’s …Read More about NCBI AHEAD OF THE CURVE
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
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
Thanks to everyone who attended our Freedom Scientific seminar on Friday July 13th, either in person or virtually, using our audio stream or interacting with our live tweet facility. Lots of information was given during the two-hour presentation, and you can now access the slides from the event if you want to get all …Read More about Freedom Scientific Presentation slides now available
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
The NCB Library and Media Centre has over 6,000 accessible books for children and young adults. The collection includes Braille books, audio Books ( CD and DAISY) as well as Large Print books. Children can also access Bookshare, enabling them to download their own selected titles in the format of their choice. The Library is now …Read More about VOTE AND PICK NEW NAME FOR NCBI’S CHILDREN’S LIBRARY SERVICE