We rely heavily on fundraising in the local community as we receive no statutory grants.

If you fundraise for us, you will be helping to make a real difference to people living locally with sight loss.


Please note there are no planned events for 2021 at the moment.

Autumn Quiz
Saturday 17th October, 7pm
Tickets £6 each, tables of 6-8

Carols at Porters
Wednesday 9th December, 2-4pm
Tickets £10 each

Please call Catherine on 01702 342131 for more information or to book your place.

Mayor’s Charity 2018/2019

Southend in Sight were delighted to have been selected by Cllr Derek Jarvis as his chosen charity while in office.

After a year of successful fundraising at over 30 events and some generous donations, over £55,000 was raised.

Southend in Sight would like to thank Derek and Val Jarvis, the Mayor’s Charity Committee and everyone who supported the Mayor during his year and helped achieve such a record breaking amount.

Southend in Sight Charity Shop

We have a wonderful independent charity shop at our premises on Hamlet Court Road.  Any donations we receive are sold and the funds are used to help run our Community Services.

If you have any unwanted clothes, shoes, books, bric a bac, pictures, vinyl, CDs, cassettes, electrical or homeware we would love you to donate it to us. 


Donated goods are also sold on eBay with 100% of the sale of the items benefiting Southend in Sight. Click here to see what we currently have on sale.


We have been lucky enough, in the past, to have received substantial legacies from local supporters. These generous donations have enabled us to purchase our building and to continue the work of the charity for generations to come.

You can plan your will to ensure that it is tax efficient, to avoid your beneficiaries having to pay more inheritance tax and help a charity at the same time. Bequests to charities are tax free.

Southend in Sight would greatly benefit from a legacy. As a small local charity with no statutory funding, we rely on the goodwill of the local community to help keep our services running.

For more information on leaving a legacy in your will, talk to your solicitor or call our office on 01702 342131 and we can give you the required legal information.


Become a member of our Diamond Club for just £5 a month

Can you spare £5 a month to help us continue our community services?

Join our lottery today with an annual subscription of just £60

There will be 12 monthly prize draws:
January to November: 1st prize £75, 2nd prize £50
December: 1st prize £200, 2nd prize £100, 3rd prize £50

You must be over 18 to join and can apply for up to 5 numbers.

Your donation will help us support visually impaired people in Southend.

For more information, please call Catherine on (01702) 342131

February Winners

1st Prize – No.36
2nd Prize – No.46

Southend in Sight is the Community Services Division of Southend Blind Welfare Organisation. Southend Blind Welfare Organisation is an independent charity providing practical support and advice to those living with visual impairment and blindness in the Southend-on-Sea area. Registered Charity No: 1069765