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Our 110th Anniversary Celebrations

During October we celebrated our 110th Anniversary!

High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire Visit - 14 October

On Thursday 14 October we were delighted to host a small event at our office in Aylesbury to celebrate the occasion with our staff, volunteers and members. We were honoured with some special guests the High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire George Anson and the Mayor of Aylesbury, Cllr Anders Chritstensen. The occasion started with small talk about the history of BucksVision followed by a very interesting talk by the High Sheriff where he described his ceremonial outfit and ended with the presentation of long service awards to our wonderful volunteers, including one for 50 years to Joan Woodward.

Photo of man in ceremonial dress sitting next to man standing in a suit Photo of man wearing the mayors chain of officer, a woman holding a framed certificate and man in ceremonial dressPhoto shows a man in ceremonial dress cutting a large cake with yellow ribbon on it

Social Club Celebrations

Throughout October and November we are visiting our social clubs to celebrate with more of our members and volunteers. Here are some photos of our visits:

Two older women smiling with a large white cake in middle with black writing saying celebrating 110 years and a yellow ribbonPhoto of smiling women cutting a large cakePhoto of group of smiling people with cake in centre

Virtual Celebration

On 28 October we held a virtual celebration. We were delighted to be joined by staff, members and volunteers, including a former Chair of the organisation, to raise a toast to BucksVision. 

After sharing a few key moments of our history and some personal recollections of events we enjoyed a lighthearted quiz about 1911 before finishing with a toast. Thank you to everyone who joined, we really enjoyed celebrating with you.

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Social Media

We celebrated key moments of our history and history of sight loss on our social media channels. You can see some of our videos below: