Annual Events

HERIB organises various events throughout the year.

Annual Holiday

The Delmont hotel at Scarborough
The Delmont hotel at Scarborough

This is the caption for a half width image. Image should be 299px wide.Each year around 40 people and their guides go to Scarborough for a week at the Delmont Hotel and enjoy a choice of outings and entertainment.

Each traveller and their guide is picked up from their home and taken in one of HERIB’s minibuses to Scarborough. Daily trips are available to a variety places such as Whitby and Thornton-le-Dale. Transport to Scarborough and daily trips are included in the price of the holiday.

Annual Exhibitions

An annual exhibition of equipment and information is held at HERIB in Hull during March, where suppliers of equipment and other voluntary and charitable agencies show how they can help and support people with sight loss.

Other exhibitions are arranged in other areas to enable those who live further away to keep up to date with latest ideas and information.

Networking Day

HERIB's Networking Day
HERIB's Networking Day

This is the caption for a half width image. Image should be 299px wide.Each year HERIB hold a networking day at it’s centre on Beverley Road, Hull to bring together groups, agencies and organisations who work with people with sight loss.

Each event has a theme and subject covered to date have included:

  • Communication
  • Employment
  • Older People
  • Children

The day is interactive with workshops and discussions and all have included presentations by Consultants from Hull Royal Infirmary, Hull College or Local Innovative Companies.

A buffet lunch is a good chance to network and find our more about colleagues and the work they do. Feedback from the event confirms those attending have enjoyed the day and learned from it.

Children’s Events

At HERIB we do our very best to support visually impaired children and their families. We also offer support and advice and signpost them to other organisations that can help.

We arrange a children’s summer outing most years and have visited places like The Deep, Honeysuckle Farm and have enjoyed lovely days at the beach, with parachute games and paddling in the sea.

Every year around the Christmas period we take a group of visually impaired children and their families on a free trip to the pantomime at Hull New Theatre. A magical fairytale is brought to life from page to stage, complete with stunning sets, beautiful costumes and lots of comedy. Part of the experience includes meeting the cast and exploring all the fantastic costumes.

For more information about any of the above events, please contact HERIB on 01482 342297.