As a small local charity, we rely on fundraising in the local community as we receive no statutory grants.  We need to raise over £200,000 every year to keep our Community Services running and ensure we can continue to help everyone who comes to us for support.

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

If you would like to make a donation, please click on the button below.  Please consider a regular donation if you can, as this helps us to plan our services and reach more visually impaired people in our local community.


Why not help us raise money by attending one of our popular events.
Please note there are no planned events for 2021 so far.

Perhaps you feel like taking on a challenge for us. Staff and volunteers have walked the 13 mile Colourthon and set up their own “117 Challenge” to walk 117 miles in just one week!

The possibilities are endless, from a bake sale to a “wearing silly specs for a day” to a beard growing or head shaving competition.

You could set your own running or walking goal and ask family and friends to donate to your chosen charity – Southend in Sight.

Click on the button above and choose the “fundraise for us” option to start your challenge today.


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, DVDs, cassettes, electrical or homeware we would love you to donate it to us. 

Some of the donated goods are sold to a wider audience on the ebay website where 100% of the proceeds from sales directly benefit Southend in Sight. 

Click here ‘ebay’ to see what we currently have on offer to buy.

You may want to make a donation in memory of a loved one.

Perhaps Southend in Sight supported someone special in your life and you would like to remember them by helping us to continue our work.

You can gift an “in memory” donation to Southend in Sight by clicking on the button above.

Alternatively, please talk to a member of staff by calling our office on 01702 342131.


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 and join our lottery today.

Click on the button above to take you through to our payment page.

Once you are signed up, you will receive your lucky number by email. You must be over 18 to join and can apply for up to 5 numbers.

The Diamond Club is drawn monthly with the following prizes:

January to November:
1st Prize £75, 2nd Prize £50

1st Prize £200, 2nd Prize £100, 3rd Prize £50

You will be contacted by email if your number is drawn.

For more information, please contact Catherine on 01702 342131.

July Winners

1st Prize – No.54
2nd Prize – No.50

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