Monthly: January 2015

PAB volunteer cheese and wine event

On the 3rd of December, PAB held a cheese and wine event as a way to say thank you to all our volunteers for their help and support with our work. It was lovely to see so many people there and to get a chance to thank them personally..

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Blind Bowls team have their Christmas party

The Blind Bowling Club held their annual Christmas dinner on Thursday the 11th December and also invited PAB and Deaf Blind Association members to join in the celebrations. PAB committee member Peter Skivington MBE organised the event and went to great lengths to make sure it was a huge success. ..

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Santa visits PAB Christmas Coffee Morning!

Our 2014 Christmas Coffee morning was held on Wednesday 10th December and was attended by over forty of our blind and partially sighted members. As well as the usual coffee and biscuits, we also provided a buffet lunch thanks to a very willing band of volunteers and the fact..

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PAB can receive a donation every time you shop!

PAB has signed up to easyfundraising – an organisation raising money for charities schools, sports clubs, community groups, and other good causes just from shopping online. So far they have raised over £7 million for causes throughout the UK. You can help raise money for us by using easyfundraising.gov.uk when shopping..

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Fundraising success at Sainsburys Christmas bag pack

Over the past five years, local Sainsbury’s stores have partnered with local charities and raised over £6 million. During May and June customers nominate their favorite local charity and then one is selected from the nominations and supported over the next 12 months through fundraising and volunteering. As you..

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Sainsbury’s Food Tasting at the PAB Coffee Morning

On the 12th of November, our regular coffee morning (held every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month) was taken over by Sainsbury’s Bretton. Six of their staff, including the manager Karl Cunningham, welcomed our members to thier ‘taster session’ of new food and drink coming into their store...

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PAB awarded highest grant after Lloyds Community Fund Vote

After being nominated by one of our members, PAB was shortlisted to receive a Lloyds Bank Community Fund grant! PAB competed against 3 other charities in a public vote throughout September and October 2014 to decide who should be awarded the funds. PAB launched a Facebook and Twitter voting..

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PAB comes joint first in Waitrose vote

The new Waitrose store opened earlier this month, and PAB was one of their community charities. At the end of your shop in branch, customers receive a green token to place into the box of the good cause you’d most like to support. The more tokens a cause gets,..

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Brilliant fun at Sainsbury’s Quiz Night

This year, Sainsbury’s supermarket in Bretton selected Peterborough Association for the Blind as their charity of the year! They will support us for 12 months – raising awareness about the charity and through fundraising. Our latest joint event was a Quiz Night which will took place on Sunday the..

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Physical Disability and Sensory Impairment Survey

Peterborough City Council Commissioning Team are working with Peterborough Association for the Blind and the Peterborough Disability Forum to get the views of people with a sensory impairment or physical disability on local support services, and which services are most important to them. The responses will be used to..

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