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Welcome to the Eastbourne Blind Society Website

This website has been designed to make it easy for vision impaired people to access the information using screen readers and magnifiers such as the Guide and Supernova software programs.




Eastbourne Blind Society

proudly celebrates

90 years

of service to

blind and visually impaired people.




Thank you for the donations and legacies that have kept us going over these 90 years.


For more information on how to donate please click below.





Eastbourne Blind Society is a user-led organisation, responsive to the ideas and needs of its members - a local registered charity (Registered Charity Number 219818) for blind and partially sighted people who live in the Eastbourne area.   Six of our Trustees are registered with visual impairment.

Mission Statement

We are an independent charity, committed to providing access to services, support, encouragement and information to those with visual difficulties. We also seek to serve the needs of their carers and families.


For Opening times see Contact Us


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Chief Executive, Mrs Deirdre Dean at her deskChief Executive, Mrs Deirdre Dean at her desk.



We make no charge for membership.

Membership of the Society is not restricted to those who have been registered as sight impaired or severely sight impaired. We will welcome all those who have a registerable eye condition and will be glad to provide support to anyone who is concerned about their vision.

Through membership of the Society we will encourage the development of independence, providing opportunities for people to feel less isolated and more confident.

If you know of anyone who has a visual impairment and might not be aware of our services, please pass on our details or contact us directly.

We will be pleased to talk to anyone who would like further information.

As an independent local charity, we rely on donations, legacies and fund-raising to cover the cost of providing the services we offer to our members. Gift Aid donations are especially helpful because we are also able to claim back income tax, thereby significantly increasing the value of your gift.

Fund Raising


To read some of the comments we have received from our members, please click on the link below.

Members Comments 


If you would like more information, please contact the Chief Executive: Mrs Deirdre Dean, Office Manager: Graham Rowsell or Resource Officer: David Dick.

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We are delighted to have been awarded a grant from the

Big Lottery Fund to provide our centre with up-graded equipment to enhance our services and to develop the new aspects that we hope to bring to our Society for the benefit of our members.


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(Registered Charity Number 219818)