Hundreds of dedicated volunteers and sponsors over the years have enabled the PAB to provide vital support for local people. This has made a huge difference to thousands of lives and we so grateful for all the support we have received. In this section you can see some of the many ways that you can support us, from fundraising and donations to one on one sighted guiding.
The PAB has big plans to expand and improve its services, but we can’t do it without your help and support. Until July 2013 the PAB was run entirely by volunteers, and we need many more volunteers (male or female, young or old, retired, studying or working) if we are to achieve our goals of:
- Continuing to support the visually impaired population of Peterborough
- Grow our fundraising strategy to increase income from multi sources
- Replacing outdated technology
- Address transport needs including purchase of a minibus.
- Introduce new services and strengthen those already provided
We have a responsibility to offer every blind or partially sighted person the same opportunities in society as everyone else, whilst recognising additional support may be required to enable each individual to meet their full potential. If you want to help us achieve this, we will find a role which is suited to you and provide you with any training that you might need.
With no financial help from the Statutory Authorities, or other major organisations the Association has to generate all its own income. As a charity run almost entirely on volunteers, we are truly able to make the best use out of the money we are donated. Funding is always tight, but with your help we can keep up our valuable service.
Our volunteers underpin all the services that the PAB offers. Without tireless promoting of those services – to reach out to visually impaired people who may benefit from our help and support, and to encourage donations from businesses and the local community – we would not be able to offer the care and support that we do. There are many may ways that you can get involved and everyone has a skill they can bring to the PAB – even if you don’t know it yet!
We believe that blind and partially sighted people should not have to struggle to find information essential to improving their quality of life. We also believe that family, friends and carers of visually impaired people, should receive training and ongoing support to allow them to maintain their own quality of life. If you believe this too and want to make a real difference to the lives of hundreds of local people, please contact us to find out more.