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This year's National Eye Health Week (NEHW) will take place from 24 to 30 September 2018, promoting the importance of eye health and the need for regular sight tests for all. KAB is hosting activities throughout the week to provide information and advice on good eye health and preventing common eye conditions in support of NEHW. Your local KAB teams will be at the following venues so why not come and join us and find out how to look after your sight:

Bromley

  • Tuesday 25th September - High Street, Bromley from 10.30am.

East Kent

  • Wednesday 26th September - Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother (QEQM) Hospital, Margate from 10am to 2.30pm.
  • Thursday 27th September - Longacres Bybrook Garden Centre, Ashford from 12pm to 4pm

West Kent

  • Monday 24th - Friday 28th September - Joynes House, Gravesend from 9am to 5pm
  • Thursday 27th September - Sessions House, Maidstone from 10am to 4pm

Medway 

  • Wednesday 26th September - Gun Wharf, Chatham from 9am to 12pm
  • Thursday 27th September - dockside Outlet Centre, Chatham from 10am to 3pm

Fundraising Team

  • Thursday 27th September - Discovery Park, Sandwich from 10.30am to 2.30pm
  • Friday 28th September - Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury from 10am to 3pm

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These events are kindly supported by SoloBerry blueberries and GemzandMagz sweets


RNIB are working with Oxford University on the 'Oxsight' glasses project. The glasses are designed to help partially sighted people see things more clearly using a combination of magnification, contrast and colour settings. The glasses will only work successfully for people with certain levels of sight and field of vision. They have created a screening test for potential participants to see if they meet the criteria for testing.

If RNIB had a small group of people that met the screening criteria, they would be willing to travel to KAB to carry out the testing. RNIB will pay the participant's travelling expenses up to £30 and a shopping voucher will be given to each participant as a thank you for taking part. Testing will take approximately an hour and a quarter. Once suitable participants have been identified, they will be contacted and given date, time and venue of the testing.

If you would like to participate or would like more information please contact Pat Weeden on 01622 691357 or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and she will send the criteria screening test form for you to complete.


Do you like reading? Why not join our book club?

Stroke Association and Kent Association for the Blind are working in partnership giving you the opportunity to continue enjoying reading in a friendly and sociable environment.

The group meets once a month at Stroke Association, 29 Hollingworth Court, Turkey Mill, Ashford Road, Maidstone, ME14 5PP. For more information, contact Kirsten at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 01622 351963.


We are really excited to have three golf days planned for 2018. These are always great fun and we would love for you to join us!

  • High Elms - 27th July
  • Bearsted - 8th August
  • Faversham - 21st September

For more information, or to book your team, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 01622 691357


Date: Wednesday 10 October 2018

Time: 10am to 3pm

Where is it: Maidstone Leisure Centre, Mote Park, Maidstone, Kent ME15 7RN

This is a free event designed for people with sight or hearing loss. It's an exciting exhibition showcasing services, new technologies and equipment from more than 30 exhibitors. KAB staff will also be on hand to provide support, advice and guidance. The venue has a cafe serving food and drinks. Pay and display parking is also available onsite. The event is free to attend and no booking is neccessary. If you would like to find out more, contact Pat Weeden on 01622 691357 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Date: 16th October
Time: 7.30pm
Where: Marden Village Club
Details: Teams of 6 - £35. Proceeds will be split between the club's two charities - KAB and Safe Anaesthesia Worldwide
Contact: To book your table or for more information, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Over the summer we are inviting people to get together with friends, family and colleagues and host a tea party to help raise money for KAB. This is a great way to raise awareness of sight loss and the importance of good eye health. For more information or to order a personalised tea party pack, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 01622 691357

 

 

 


 

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