Croydon talking newspaper
The Croydon Talking Newspaper is a weekly audio version of the Croydon Advertiser edited and read by Roger Bing. It is also accompanied by a local audio magazine read by a rota of presenters. The link will take you to a player that will allow you to listen to both parts.
Croydon Vision Nesw September 2017
Reflections on my first two months at Croydon Vision
I have been genuinely impressed by much of what I have found at Croydon Vision. I have been particularly struck by the number of volunteers and the contribution that they make – it is truly impressive.
The various well-loved, centre – based services, such as the activities groups and the lunch club, are clearly at the heart of what Croydon Vision does, and offer an invaluable source of recreation and support to the members who use them.
Newer initiatives such as the Information, young people and working age projects have started to reach out to more of the 9000 visually impaired people living in the borough.
Croydon Vision Stamp Appeal – please give us your used stamps
We are collecting used stamps to raise money for Croydon Vision. For each kilo of stamps we collect we are paid £20 by a stamp dealer. The stamps must be cut out with 0.5 cm of the envelope remaining all of the way around them. If you would prefer us to cut the stamps out just send us the envelope and we will do this for you and then shred to remaining part of the envelope to keep your address confidential.
Croydon Vision News August 2017
Farewell to Jeff Page at CVAB as he moves to pastures new.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Jeff Page for the work he has done for Croydon Vision over the last 18 months as our CEO. Jeff has spent many hours in his office complying with one of the terms of his contract – to improve the finances of CVAB, as follows:
- Application to Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund submitted in May (and now at stage 2) for circa £280,000.
- Approximately 50 applications for funding for the IT project to be sent by July 2017. So far £7,000 raised and around 30 applications awaiting decision.
- As a result of negotiations with Croydon Council Commissioners our grants are to increase by £20,000 over the next two years.
- Work done with Thomas Pocklington generated £11,000 in income from his secondment with the potential for staffing resources in the region of £80,000 over the next two years.