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Useful Vision Activities

Useful Vision families have recently enjoyed a range of exciting activities, including: Jarrow Hall – Travelling back in time to become Anglo-Saxon farmers.  A guided tour through Anglo-Saxon lives: visiting replica village and farm.  Feeding the animals, cooking delicious food on an open fire in the replica Anglo-Saxon village and enjoying storytelling and riddles. The session ended looking at […]

Useful Vision Volunteer & Fundraising Coordinator

Useful Vision are recruiting a Volunteer & Fundraising Coordinator. For more information please see the documents below: Person specification Vol Coord person spec 1. Job Description UV Vol & Fundraising Coordinator. 3 job desc. 2docx If you have any questions, please contact the office on 0845 604 8491 or email office@usefulvision.org.uk. If you wish to apply, please […]

Useful Vision Activities

Families enjoyed two activities over the weekend. On Saturday, they visited Northburn Community Sports Centre for a Sensory Play Session. Children were able to let off steam in the ultra violet ball pool and soft play area as well as on the bouncy castle or chill in the sensory room, Seb and Olivia’s Den. There […]

Family Day at The Dolphin Centre

Useful Vision hosted a family day at the Dolphin Centre in Darlington. Activities included petting a range of mammals and reptiles with Discovery Zoo, making zoom rockets and clay crafts with Creation Station and music and other sensory activities with Sensory Spaces. Vision impaired awareness demonstration from North East Vision Impairment Service and The Cool […]

Bounce Preschool Group in Sunderland

Useful Vision hosted a Bounce pre-school session at Bede Tower in Sunderland. The session offers a chance to let off steam in the soft play area followed by music and movement activities facilitated by Music Bugs. This month we played percussion instruments and journeyed into space sporting alien hats and used light-up props. The next […]

Family Ice Skating at Billingham Forum

Useful Vision families came along to an exclusive ice skating session at Billingham Forum. This session was for all ages and abilities, stability penguins and snowmen were available to make sure children stayed on their feet. Disabled users could access the ice either on ice skates, sledges or in their own wheelchairs. Families got to […]

Useful Vision children to design Run Geordie Run T-shirts

We are very excited to be working with Run Geordie Run to come up with a new T-shirt design! Vision impaired children will come up with their own designs at our next Skills Workshop in May. The T-shirts with our design will then be sold and all profits will be donated to Useful Vision. For […]

Easter activities with Useful Vision

Vision impaired children and their families enjoyed Useful Vision’s activities during the Easter break. The fun kicked off with Easter themed activities in the woods at West Boldon Lodge. Families enjoyed an Easter egg hunt and decorating rabbit masks using natural materials, while they boiled eggs over the camp fire. Children then planted unflower seeds, […]

Run Geordie Run

We are incredibly grateful that Mark Allison aka Run Geordie Run has chosen Useful Vision as his charity to support during 2017. He will be taking part in various challenges and activities throughout the year to fundraise for us. Please click here to read his blog and find out more.  

Bounce Preschool Group in Sunderland

Useful Vision hosted a Bounce session at Bede Tower in Sunderland. The session offers a chance to let off steam in the soft play area followed by Music Bugs activities. This month we had an Easter party, celebrating Spring by playing percussion instruments and singing themed songs. The next Bounce session is on Tuesday 9th May, […]