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Celebrate with Beacon

Local people with something to celebrate have been invited to dance the night away this Friday, with a leading regional charity.


Beacon, the sight loss charity based in Sedgley, is marking its 140th anniversary with a glittering ‘Hollywood’ themed ball at the Copthorne Hotel, Merry Hill on Friday 9th October.


Kelly Vickers, Beacon’s fundraising and event officer, said: “If you have a reason to rejoice, why not come along and share your good news with Beacon?


“We are inviting local people who have won a new job or just retired, become grandparents for the first time, or are marking their wedding anniversary. In fact, anything that deserves to be celebrated is a good reason to join us.


“Tickets to the ball are just £30, which includes a three course meal and welcome drink as well as dancing to a disco hosted by Richie Pearson from Signal 107.”


Beacon’s glamorous black tie ‘Hollywood Ball’ includes an appearance by guest speaker Dr Stephen Fear, an expert entrepreneur and philanthropist.


Tickets can be purchased direct from the Beacon website.


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 participate in arts and crafts, music, fitness and IT sessions. We also work with technology developers to help them bring new and exciting products to market that can better support independent living with sight loss.


The charity also operates a range of charity shops across the West Midlands, which deliver much-needed funds through sales of quality donated items and a selection of new goods, and in Halesowen incorporates a coffee shop where you can relax and enjoy some refreshments.


To find out more visit www.beaconvision.org