MOORDOWN TRADERS ASSOCIATION
Supporting & promoting Moordown's independent shops and service providers
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Moordown Traders Association is an enthusiastic group of Moordown business owners that have come together to promote local trade and raise the profile of Moordown as a shopping and business destination...
From hair stylists to bookkeepers, flowers to car parts, wedding gifts to pet supplies... MTA members include a rich variety of independent businesses. Find one that offers what you are looking for...
On Tuesday, 17th April. From 6pm - 8pm at the Moordown Conservative Club, Balfour Road BH9 2AZ
Founded in 1911, Bournemouth Blind Society staff and volunteers continue with the same passion as the charity’s founders, to support local blind and partially sighted people.
We work both at our Centre in Moordown and out in the community. The Centre is treated as ‘home’ by many of our members. Everyone is given a warm, friendly welcome. We can provide hot food, a varied programme of activities, advice and support. Our Centre is open from 9am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.
We have a modern Resource Centre, where we can demonstrate equipment designed to help those with sight or hearing loss. Items available range from a talking watch to a device that reads written print out aloud. In the Hearing Centre, visitors can test amplified phones and TV listening devices. Anyone is welcome to call into the Resource Centre, Monday to Friday 10am until 1pm, no appointments are necessary.
Training is available in our Assistive Technology Suite for visually impaired people to learn how to use modern technology, such as computers, tablets and smart phones.
Our services in the community include Emotional Support, Befriending, Community Support and Guiding. These are all designed to help people remain independent and reduce isolation.
One young man who had recently lost most of his sight, said, “Thank you to all the staff for making me whole again, for giving me respect and allowing me to be me.” We are not able to restore sight, but we can give dignity, hope and encouragement to those whose lives are devastated by their loss of vision.
Bournemouth Blind Society is an independent, local charity. We are not affiliated with any other group. We receive a small conditional grant from the Local Authority; otherwise we are self-financing, relying on donations, fundraising activities and legacies to meet our costs.
We are grateful to the team of volunteers who help us in so many ways – if you would like to consider volunteering with us, please contact Chief Executive Philip Tarrant to discuss opportunities.
Philip says, “We promote a positive attitude and encourage all who come to us to realise that whilst sight loss brings challenges, there are many ways to overcome these. The satisfaction of witnessing a blind person doing Archery, riding on a tandem or painting a picture, when they thought they would never do this again, is incredible.’ If you know anyone with sight loss, please encourage them to visit or give us a call. We are here to help”:
In MTA’s 7th year Roger Eede considers the purpose and longevity of a Traders Association
From 6pm - 8pm
at the Moordown Conservative Club, Balfour Road
Tuesday - 16th January
Tuesday - 20th February
Tuesday - 20th March
Tuesday - 17th April
Tuesday - 15th May
Tuesday - 19th June
Tuesday - 17th July
No August meeting
Tuesday - 18th September
Tuesday - 16th October
Tuesday - 20th November
Tuesday - 18th December
All Moordown traders welcome
Still & Bedford Opticians
Stephen Penny & Partners
Zero Dry Time Cleaners
Direct Alarms & Security
Woody’s Gardening Svcs
Cottage Loaf Bakery
Dorset Steam Cleaning