We would like to update you on what has been happening behind the scenes at the CVI Society. Preparations are well underway for our annual convention, venue and speakers booked. This year we will be in the south west, in Bristol, date for your diaries is Friday November 3rd. Further details will be posted in the next couple of weeks via the website, please book early as it makes life much less stressful for our administration! Hopefully many of you will be able to come along for what will be an informative, enjoyable day. Last year received very positive feedback, we are keeping the workshop format for part of the day as requested. It was wonderful to see so much positive engagement between parents, carers and professionals from various backgrounds.
Particular highlights of the day were presentations from two wonderful young people who have the condition.
We were delighted that both have agreed to be young ambassadors for the CVI Society, you may have read Sophie Tennison's first blog post already. More about our other young ambassador who will soon be introducing himself via the website.
We continue to deliver training and awareness raising sessions on the condition, some coming up soon, the last one being for teachers undertaking the Mandatory Qualification in Visual Impairment at the University of Birmingham. The workshop topic was cerebral visual impairment in children with multiple disabilities. If anyone would like us to come and speak to a group, parent or professional, please contact us via the website and we will be happy to see what we can do.
Last but certainly not least, Becky Paxton, mum of a baby with CVI, organised an online art auction on our behalf. So many wonderful crafts people donated items and we are delighted to report that they raised over £1000 for the CVI Society. A huge thank you to Becky for all her hard work and of course to the talented people who donated so many beautiful items.
The CVI Society
The CVI Society is entirely run by people giving up their spare time to share information and support others.
If you can provide funds for the things we cannot get for free then you can help us to help others.