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 »

Christmas 2015

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Helping us this Christmas Thanks to the help of our friends at St George’s Shopping Centre in Preston, last December, we raised over £12,000 from our efforts in running the grotto, gift wrapping station and collections throughout the month. We’re now starting to plan for this year and as always, we simply can’t do it without… Read more »

Trampolining

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Preston Trampolining Club run disability trampolining sessions every weekday from 9:30am-3:00pm and Saturday lunchtime. On Sunday 18th October and Thursday 22nd October they will be holding a special open days to encourage those with a disability to get involved in the sport. Please call them on 01772 720941 or visit their website at www.pctc.org.uk for… Read more »

Barton Grange

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If you are around at Barton Grange Garden Centre near Preston our team will be there all this week promoting inclusive gardening and raising Galloway’s profile. Please stop at our stand and have a chat. If you would like any further information on our services and sight loss please call us during office hours on… 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 »