Preston Bus Station Update

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Please see the below update we have received from Preston Bus Station Manager regarding the ongoing works at the Bus Station.   Due to various issues the planned opening of the final bus stands has been delayed.  They were due to open on the 10 September.  I am awaiting confirmation of the new date and… Read more »

Consultation Event for the proposed UCLan development

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Galloway’s, will be hosting a Consultation Event in conjunction with UCLan and Lancashire County Council Highways in a bid to ensure the voices of blind and partially sighted people are heard in £200million Preston Campus transformation near to the Adelphi Roundabout area.   UCLan’s vision over the next five years is to create a sustainable… Read more »

Galloway’s Driving Day is set to return!

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Galloway’s, is delighted that it’s ever popular Driving Day is set to return on the 11th September after the charity faced huge disappointment earlier this year when it was  forced to cancel the event as the venue operating company went into liquidation. Galloway’s has offered its Driving Experience Day to local blind and partially sighted… Read more »

EyeCan Awards return hailed huge success

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North West celebrates the achievements of people living with sight loss at Second EyeCan Awards The second EyeCan Awards took place on Friday night at Wellington Park in Leyland. The evening celebrated the inspirational achievements of people across the North West living with sight loss. Nominations were received for 117 people across 10 categories. The… Read more »

Blow out for Galloway’s!

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Lancashire-based sight loss charity, Galloway’s has been forced to cancel its much -loved Driving Day, which was due to take place on Monday 8th May, as the venue operating company has gone into liquidation. Galloway’s has offered its Driving Experience Day to local blind and partially sighted people annually for over 15 years and over… Read more »

In the Stars

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“I can’t see what’s in front of me, never mind see the stars!” was one comment received when we held our first ‘Seeing the Stars’ event with Prof. Don Kurtz of the University of Central Lancashire. Galloway’s and the University of Lancashire have set up the UK’s first astronomy group for blind and partially sighted… Read more »

Internet Radio

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The way we receive our news is very important and in today’s “instant” society, how do we continue to keep up with and provide the news and information in appropriate and accessible formats for you? Our talking newspapers have been around for decades and will continue to be around some time yet – but what… Read more »

John’s Gift

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Everyone at Galloway’s was very touched recently when we heard that our long term supporter and friend John Corner, from Chorley, had left us a generous legacy in his Will. John was a real character and had used Galloway’s services since his sight began to deteriorate in 1997. Having only distant family and living alone, John… Read more »

You’ve got a friend

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Everyone needs a friend from time to time, and here at Galloway’s we know that some of our members who are isolated would really benefit from a chat to reduce feelings of loneliness and help to brighten their day. To help with this we have recently launched a telephone befriending service. Once registered you will… Read more »

Keep taking the tablets

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At Galloway’s we try to be at the cutting edge of introducing the benefits of new technology and developments in IT to our service users. Take the case of Maureen, who is 66, lives in Lancaster and has Macular Degeneration. Recently, Maureen’s sight has deteriorated and Maureen felt that her independence and confidence were decreasing… Read more »