Charity Christmas car parking in Cambridge

Cam Sight is delighted to be a beneficiary of this year’s Christmas Car parking campaign by the Rotary club of Cambridge South.

Every Saturday and Sunday – plus during the period between Christmas and New Year – volunteers from Cam Sight, other local charities and Rotary Cambridge South, will be staffing three car parks, at:

• Cambridge Assessment, Park Terrace, CB1 2EU
• Department of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, CB2 1EW
• Downing Site, Tennis Court Road, CB2 1GA.

All funds raised through parking fees will go towards local charities, including Cam Sight, so please show your support by using these car parks if you are driving into Cambridge in the run up to Christmas.

A huge thank you to Rotary Cambridge South for your continued support.

Fundraising and Promotions Officer

Job Vacancy – Fundraising and Promotions Officer.

We are seeking the above post, 30 hours per week – £19,430 pro rata.

We are looking for a self-motivated team player to join our team in the role of Fundraising and Promotions Officer. The aim of this role is to raise funds, to promote the profile and image of Cam Sight, and to increase awareness of Cam Sight in the community.

Please download the following to find out more about the role:

Cam Sight Fundraising and Promotions Officer Job Description
Cam Sight Fundraising and Promotions Officer Application Form
Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

 
To apply for this exciting opportunity, please return the application form and the equal opportunities to us. Closing date for applications is Sunday 10 December 2017.

Interviews will be held on Monday 18 December 2017.

Vote for Cam Sight!

We need your help to win funding to continue running our Emotional Support service please. We have entered the Aviva Community Fund competition and are trying to get enough votes from friends, family and supporters for our project to be entered into the Finals, where a judging panel will award the funds.

Please register on their website and search for Cam Sight Emotional Support for Visually Impaired People. You get 10 votes to use how you want. You can give all your votes to Cam Sight or spread them around amongst up to 10 projects. The choice is yours!

Thank you very much for your continued support.

Dinner and Jazz with Nick Barraclough at The Plough, Coton

The Friends of Cam Sight are delighted to present another evening of Gastronomic and Musical delight.

Following on from our recent success in Bottisham, this year we will be holding a dinner with music by Nick Barraclough and his band at The Plough, Coton. The event will be held on Wednesday 15 November 7pm – 7.30pm  with food by The Plough’s award-winning CEN Chef of the Year and musical entertainment by Nick Barraclough and his band.

Tickets priced at a suggested donation of £40 per head are now available from Sally Nott  sally.n@camsight.org.uk 01223 420033 Ext 25.

We are sure you will enjoy this superb venue with easy access and parking.
http://theploughcoton.co.uk/

Please see the menu below and inform me of your menu choice when booking tickets, highlighting any dietary requirements.

Payment may be made by cash, cheque made payable to Cam Sight and marked for my attention, credit card or transfer.  Please let me know if you wish to Gift Aid your donation.  We are unable to take any payments on the evening and will need all bookings and payments by Wednesday 8 November.

We shall also be holding a raffle!

Best wishes
Sally Nott

Menu

Chicken terrine, pickled, shallots, golden raisins and soft herbs
Red cabbage cured salmon, pickled red cabbage and apple slaw, dill oil
Cumin roast baby carrots, pickled and raw carrots, coriander yoghurt and peanut

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Braised featherblade of beef, smoked mash, glazed carrots and horseradish cream.
Roasted breast of chicken, wild mushrooms, fondant potato and spinach.
Roasted, caramelised and pickled cauliflower, apples, cheese and truffle oil.
Grilled fillet of hake, potato gnocchi, purple sprouting broccoli and smoked almonds

***

Chocolate brownie, caramel ice cream and salted butter popcorn.
Malted custard tart, milk chocolate, boozy prunes and brown butter crumb.
A selection of English cheese and biscuits

Fenland Volunteer Support

Job Vacancy – Fenland Volunteer Support

We are seeking the above post, 22.5 hours per week – Monday to Wednesday, £19,430 pro rata. The post is for one year, with potential to extend subject to funding.

We are currently seeking a new Volunteer Support Worker to join our friendly Fenland satellite office to be responsible for recruiting, placing and supporting volunteers. The ideal candidate will have an understanding of the charitable sector, strong organisational and communication skills and be able to work well within a small team.

Please download the full job description to find out more about the role.

To apply for this rewarding and exciting opportunity, please return the application form and the equal opportunities to us. Closing date for applications is Wednesday 1 November. 

Friends of Cam Sight Dinner and Jazz at the Plough Coton

The Friends of Cam Sight are delighted to present another evening of Gastronomic and Musical delight.

Following on from our recent success in Bottisham, this year we will be holding a dinner with music by Nick Barraclough and his band at The Plough, Coton. The event will be held on Wednesday 15 November 7pm – 7.30pm  with food by The Plough’s award-winning CEN Chef of the Year and musical entertainment by Nick Barraclough and his band.

Tickets priced at a suggested donation of £40 per head are now available from Sally Nott  sally.n@camsight.org.uk 01223 420033 Ext 25.

We are sure you will enjoy this superb venue with easy access and parking.
http://theploughcoton.co.uk/

Please see the menu below and inform me of your menu choice when booking tickets, highlighting any dietary requirements.

Payment may be made by cash, cheque made payable to Cam Sight and marked for my attention, credit card or transfer.  Please let me know if you wish to Gift Aid your donation.  We are unable to take any payments on the evening and will need all bookings and payments by Wednesday 8 November.

We shall also be holding a raffle!

Best wishes
Sally Nott

 

Menu

Chicken terrine, pickled, shallots, golden raisins and soft herbs
Red cabbage cured salmon, pickled red cabbage and apple slaw, dill oil
Cumin roast baby carrots, pickled and raw carrots, coriander yoghurt and peanut

***

Braised featherblade of beef, smoked mash, glazed carrots and horseradish cream.
Roasted breast of chicken, wild mushrooms, fondant potato and spinach.
Roasted, caramelised and pickled cauliflower, apples, cheese and truffle oil.
Grilled fillet of hake, potato gnocchi, purple sprouting broccoli and smoked almonds

***

Chocolate brownie, caramel ice cream and salted butter popcorn.
Malted custard tart, milk chocolate, boozy prunes and brown butter crumb.
A selection of English cheese and biscuits

Thorpe Park

We are organising a trip to Thorpe Park for local children and young people, between 5 – 25 years, with blindness and low vision. The trip is taking place on Thursday 26 October and the cost is £10 per person, with an accompanying carer going for free.

This is a very popular outing and places are limited, so please contact Paula Bird as soon as possible to secure a place on paula@camsight.org.uk or 01223 420033 Ext. 30.

 

 

 

Fenland Volunteer Support

Job Vacancy – Fenland Volunteer Support

We are seeking the above post, 22.5 hours per week – Monday to Wednesday, £19,430 pro rata. The post is for one year, with potential to extend subject to funding.

We are currently seeking a new Volunteer Support Worker to join our friendly Fenland satellite office to be responsible for recruiting, placing and supporting volunteers. The ideal candidate will have an understanding of the charitable sector, strong organisational and communication skills and be able to work well within a small team.

Please download the full job description to find out more about the role.

To apply for this rewarding and exciting opportunity, please return the application form and the equal opportunities to us. Closing date for applications is Friday 27 October.

 

Make Up Evening

Make Up Evening
Monday 9th October 6.00pm-8.00pm
167 Green End Road Cambridge CB4 1RW

Cam Sight are delighted to offer an evening of fun whilst learning different techniques on applying make up if you have limited or no vision. All you would need to bring is your make up/make up remover as well as a mirror that you may use or that works for you (we will provide some at Cam Sight if required).

Refreshments and snacks/nibbles will be provided.

Free! All ages are welcome.

There are limited places available so if you are interested in attending this event or just want some more information please call Claire Wallace on 07487 249625 or claire.wallace@camsight.org.uk

We will be running the event at Cam Sight, 167 Green End Road, Cambridge CB4 1RW

Blind Football

Cambridge United Football Club and Cam Sight are delighted to announce weekly blind football sessions, starting on Saturday 9 September. The sessions will be run by qualified blind and partially sighted football coaches every Saturday at Coleridge Community College, Radegund Road, Cambridge CB1 3RJ. All necessary equipment will be provided.

From 10am – 11am will be sessions for adults (over 16) and from 11am – 12 noon will be sessions for children (under 16). The cost will be free for the first two weeks for each participant and then a charge of £3 per participant per session.

Parents and friends of participants are welcome to participate as well. Volunteers are also needed to help at the sessions so please get in contact if you would like to volunteer.

For further information please contact communitytrust@cambridge-united.co.uk or call 01223 566500.

These sessions are supported by the National Lottery.