Club Wilber Membership

Club Wilber provides a supportive environment and an opportunity to get together for families in the Yorkshire area

Many families with visually impaired children, young people or parents 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 your experiences and gain support and advice.

We want families to enjoy stress-free inclusive family outings which do not cost the earth and all the family can enjoy on an equal level.

We started off with our adapted Easter Egg Hunt using beeping Easter Eggs.  Sighted siblings wore blindfolds and the beeping eggs were exchanged for proper chocolate ones.  It was a big hit and we appeared on ITV Calendar and won silver in the Minster FM Listener’s Choice Award for Charity Event of the Year.

It then grew throughout 2019 to include a VIP game to Leeds Rhino’s, two trips out to sea on the specially designed WetWheels boat, sensory craft sessions, animal therapy sessions, a Halloween party and a coach trip to Cadbury World.

We have big plans for Club Wilber going forward: coach trips, holidays, weekends away, sports activities and more.
If you want to be part of this then please come join us and meet new families and make new friends.

Join Club Wilber

If you would like to join Club Wilber please contact Samantha Scholey-Dyson here or call her on 01904 760037.

Once you have completed the signup process you can also join our private Facebook group, type in Club Wilber to find us here.

Boy Painting

Testimonials

“Club Wilber hopes my whole family enjoys the “normal” events in life which we wouldn’t be able to attend without their help.  All the thought which goes into events and get-togethers so that the children experience the whole event even though they cannot see everything is incredible.  All our thoughts and ideas are taken on listened too, taken away, worked on and delivered back to our children as a solution; no one else in York does this for visually impaired children.  We have made so many friends through Club Wilber, we have our own little team and it’s amazing! It gives my daughter friends like herself and my other children siblings with which to share how they feel”.

Girl steering a boat

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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.