Unique positive opportunities for vision impaired children


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, […]

Family visit to Washington Wetlands

Useful Vision families enjoyed a lovely day out at Washington Wetlands. They experienced an educational guided tour of the wetlands which included exploring a bug’s life taking part in pond dipping, before watching the Otters being fed, the children got very creative in our exclusive craft and made their own micro garden and jungle themed […]

Audio Descriptive Viewing of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ at Vue Cinema

Families experienced an exclusive, relaxed audio descriptive viewing of the new Disney live Action Beauty and the Beast film. All the children received popcorn, juice and sweets before sitting back and watching Beauty and the Beast. The film told the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman was taken prisoner by […]

Benidorm or Bust Banger Rally

Dom Copinger is taking part in the ‘Benidorm or Bust’ banger car rally to  fundraise for Useful Vision! The rally consists of a 1400 mile drive to Benidorm over 4 days starting on the 7th June 2017. Click here to visit his Just Giving page and support him!

Jungle Adventure at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens

Useful Vision families joined us for a visit to Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens. They enjoyed a jungle tour exploring the rainforest ferns, palms, bamboo, tree ferns and bananas and took part in object handling, followed by an exclusive animal handling session with Discovery Zoo; they also enjoyed a craft activity using clay to replicate […]

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 and movement activities facilitated by Music Bugs. This month we played percussion instruments, sang animal songs, journeyed into space sporting alien hats, and sang a rainbow with […]

Useful Vision Half Term Holiday Activities

Useful Vision families enjoyed a range of activities during the half term school holidays. The week kicked off with a visit to Newburn Activity Centre, where children had the opportunity to try cycling on adapted bikes, archery, trampoline and rock climbing. They also made use of the sensory room, interactive board and soft play. Next […]