TWorld Sight Day

World Sight Day

World Sight Day (WSD) is an annual day of awareness held on the second Thursday of October,
to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment. World Sight Day 2018 is on 11 October 2018...

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Women’s Month Feature: Blind Courage

Women’s Month Feature:
Blind Courage

Lois Strachan of Cape Town became blind when she was 21 years old as a result of insulin
dependent diabetes. She has a guide dog who helps her travel around independently...

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Phenomenal Woman BY MAYA ANGELOU

Phenomenal Woman
BY MAYA ANGELOU

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size But when I start to tell
them, they think I’m telling lies. I say, It’s in the reach of my arms, The span of my hips, The stride of my step, ...

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Who are the blind women in history that changed the world? And why?

Who are the blind women in history that
changed the world? And why?

Here are 7 women whose achievements are historic around the world, and each of these successful women happened
to be visually impaired, blind or deafblind (whether from birth or due to an accident or illness later in life)...

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Our Trusts

Donations

Your donations help to empower so many to live independent lives. Donations to the Ian Fraser Memorial Bursary Fund or the John and Esther Ellerman Memorial Trust, no matter how big or small, continue to provide the necessary funds to achieve the universal goal of a fully inclusive society for those with disabilities.

About us

"Victory Over Blindness’ is the motto of St Dunstan’s, and the victory which these men are gaining and have gained is a victory more splendidly and more dearly won than the victory which they and their comrades gained on the field of battle." - Our Founder Sir Arthur Pearson

St Dunstan’s has been supporting War Blinded Veterans since 1915, through physical and emotional support, helping to empower beneficiaries to live independent and fulfilling lives. In 1918, after World War I, an after Care Committee was established in South Africa to care for blinded servicemen returning home. In 1938 the South African organisation became completely autonomous but has continued to maintain a close working relationship with Blind Veterans UK.

The Ian Fraser Memorial Bursary Fund was founded in 1977 by St Dunstan’s, South Africa, in memory of Lord Fraser.He believed that, as he himself proved, that given the reality of blindness, with the necessary determination, support and seizing of opportunities as they present themselves, blind and Visual Impaired students can create a better life for themselves through education.

The John Reeves Ellerman Fund was founded in 1974 by Saint Dunstan’s, South Africa, to perpetuate the memory of the late Sir John Reeves Ellerman, who was a great benefactor and friend of Saint Dunstan’s and a Member of the Board.

The Long Cane Rally committee of 2016

Volunteers Needed

Volunteering at St Dunstan’s is a great way of giving back to your community, be it as a marshal at our annual Long Cane Rally or providing tutoring services for a visually impaired student, your time and effort is greatly appreciated and much needed.

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Upcoming events

30 September - 07 October 2018

13 October 2018

14 September 2018