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Charities team up for sight loss exhibition

Two charities which specialise in supporting people with sight loss have teamed up to host one of the West Midlands’ biggest exhibitions dedicated to sight and health.


Pocklington’s Sight & Health Fair is organised in conjunction with Sedgley-based Beacon.


The event, at Brierley Hill Civic Hall on Monday 21st September (10am-4pm) will showcase the wide range of products and services available to help the visually impaired in this region. Admission is free.


Exhibitors attending include the Alzheimer’s Society, Dudley Citizens Advice Bureau, Vision Support and the Black Country Talking Newspaper.


Katie Jobling, head of charity operations for Beacon, said: “This superb event is ideal for anyone needing practical help and advice about sight loss, hearing problems or a wide range of other health issues.


“The variety of organisations represented at this exhibition makes it one of the biggest events of its type in the region. Local people will have the chance to see and try hundreds of innovative products, talk to specialists and learn more about the support offered in the West Midlands.”


The Thomas Pocklington Trust is a national charity dedicated to delivering positive support for people with sight loss. The organisation provides housing, resource centres, a befriending service and counselling. For more information visit


Beacon offers a full range of facilities and support to visually impaired people across the West Midlands, including a mix of residential, day care and community services.  More than 3,000 people in the community receive support from a team of dedicated outreach workers and social groups can meet at the Sedgley centre. To find out more visit


Pocklington’s Sight & Health Fair exhibitors:

  • Black Country Talking Newspaper
  • Birmingham Vision
  • Action for Blind People
  • Sense
  • Calibre
  • Dudley Telecare
  • Macular Society
  • Vision Hotels
  • VI cricket
  • Ultracane
  • Dudley Healthwatch
  • Reiki healing
  • Dudley Citizens Advice Bureau
  • The Grand Theatre
  • Humanware
  • Action on Hearing
  • The Alzheimer’s Society
  • Associated Optical
  • Vision Support
  • Give Vision
  • Parkinson’s Society
  • Dudley Stroke Association