Low Vision Day with Professional Vision Services

Low Vision Day at Cam Sight.   

Thursday 22 March, 10am – 3pm

Professional Vision Services (PVS), suppliers of the MagniLink  range of CCTV video magnification products, will be joined at Cam Sight’s Cambridge Centre by charities British Wireless for the Blind Fund (BWFBF) and the Macular Society for a day of product demonstrations.

PVS will be showing the latest versions of their popular electronic magnifiers and BWBF their range of adapted audio equipment.  The Macular Society will be on hand to provide information and advice on macular conditions.

We look forward to welcoming you at Cam Sight, 167 Green End Road, Cambridge, CB4 1RW.

For further information please call 01223 420033 and ask for Jerry Gilbert or email jerry@camsight.org.uk.

Touch Tours at the Museum of Zoology and Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Forthcoming Touch Tours at the Museum of Zoology & Fitzwilliam Museum.

Tuesday 23 January – Whale Tales at the Museum of Zoology.
2.15pm – 4pm FREE

Explore the museum of Zoology’s amazing handling box all about whales and the sea and hear about the remarkable conservation story in which a historic painting of a whale reappeared from underneath layers of paint in a seascape from the Fitzwilliam Museum. Meet at Zoology Entrance. Tea and coffee break provided. Guide dogs and companions welcome.


Tuesday 17 April – Things of Beauty Growing at the Fitzwilliam Museum.
2.15pm – 4pm FREE

Join exhibition curator, Helen Ritchie, in a tour of the Museum’s major exhibition of British studio pottery, Things of Beauty Growing, which showcases the history and ongoing practice of one of the most dynamic art forms in the UK today. The tour will be followed by a handling session of ceramics from the collection of Dr Shakeshaft, who bequeathed his large collection of studio pottery to the Museum in 2016. Meet at the Courtyard Entrance of the Fitzwilliam Museum. Tea and coffee break provided. Guide dogs and companions welcome.

Booking essential. Contact 01223 332904 or education@fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk


Sampson Orchestra concert in aid of Cam Sight

We are extremely grateful to the Sampson Orchestra for their continued support.  Their next concert will be on Sunday 28 January at 7.30pm at West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge.

Entitled Romance and Revolution the programme will include:

Rachmaninov   Piano Concerto No 1
Shostakovich  Symphony No 10
Khachaturian  Masquerade Suite

Tickets are available from Sally Nott at Cam Sight on 01223 420033 Ext. 25 or sally.n@camsight.org.uk

Full price £18
Concessions £16
Students £10
Under 16 £5

Charity of the Year 2018



We are thrilled and delighted to be chosen by ctm IT support as their Charity of the Year for 2018.

ctm are a local company based in Stow-cum-Quy who design, install and support IT networks for small and medium sized businesses. We are very much looking forward to working with them throughout 2018 to raise awareness and funds for our services supporting local people with low vision and blindness.



The Black Bull Whittlesey

A huge thank you to publican Rose and bar attendant Jude from the Black Bull public house Whittlesey for your generosity and hospitality. The Black Bull hosts our Whittlesey Support group free of charge, every third Wednesday of the month from 10.30am to 12 noon. We are truly grateful for your support.

Cam Sight runs monthly meetings across Cambridgeshire for adults living with low vision or blindness, their carers, and their family members. The groups provide an opportunity to meet others within the community with similar experiences. By sharing tips on how to do things differently and helping one another, great friendships are formed.

Groups meet on a weekday morning or afternoon for members to enjoy a range of different activities from guest speakers, entertainment, quizzes, and light refreshment. Members are kept updated on the newest equipment and support available from Cam Sight and other local and national organisations.

Groups are currently held in:

•    Bar Hill
•    Bourn
•    Burwell
•    Cambridge
•    Chatteris
•    Cottenham
•    Fulbourn
•    Girton
•    Haslingfield
•    Histon and Impington
•    Linton
•    Littleport
•    Melbourn
•    Sawston
•    Soham
•    Stapleford
•    Whittlesey
•    Wisbech

People from neighbouring villages are most welcome to attend.

If you would like to join one of the groups, talk to Lulu Kirby, Community Support and Rural Support Worker, by emailing lulu@camsight.org.uk or calling 01223 420033 Ext.24.

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.

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


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

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.