Club Wilber Impact Report

“We are so truly grateful for all the work everyone involved with Club Wilber puts in to help our family.”

At the Wilberforce Trust, we understand that families of children with a visual impairment often find their options for recreational activities limited and that activities can exclude children due to them having a visual impairment. Or activities available to children with a visual impairment often exclude their siblings or the rest of the family. This is why we created Club Wilber.

We run adapted activities, events and trips that are suitable for families with visually impaired children and their siblings from the ages of 0 to 25 years. Club Wilber provides a supportive environment and an opportunity to get together for families in the Yorkshire area, because many families with visually impaired children don’t know anyone else in the same position and it can be a lonely experience. Our activities and events offer a chance to spend time with people that can share similar experiences and gain support and advice.

We are so proud of how far we have come in this first year since creating Club Wilber and have loved every second of being able to provide stress free, inclusive family outings that do not cost the earth and have provided a safe environment to create friendships and family memories.

We celebrated Club Wilber’s one-year anniversary in August and looked back at why it started, how it has grown, the impact it has had and celebrated it’s highlights and achievements.

You can read the report here.

Help us to continue to grow Club Wilber, provide a variety of inclusive activities and reach more children and families by donating to our Big Give Christmas Challenge appeal. From 12pm on 1st December to 8th December if you donate to our appeal your money will be doubled, meaning your contribution will go even further towards supporting families of children with visual impairments and their siblings, and at no extra cost to you. One donation – twice the impact.

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The Wilberforce Trust is dedicated to helping those with visual impairment, sight loss, hearing loss and other disabilites across York, North Yorkshire and the surrounding areas.