Kingston Upon Thames Association for the Blind

About Us

Kingston upon Thames Association for the Blind (KAB) was established in 1966, to promote the interests of blind and partially sighted people living in The Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames.  We do this through a range of social and sports activities and an Eye Buddy Scheme.  KAB employs 4 part time staff, who are assisted by several volunteers.  The Association works closely with the Local Authority, including The Sight and Hearing Service.

KAB also supports the weekly Kingston Talking Newspaper, as well as local groups; Surbiton Blind Club, Malden and Coombe Blind Club and Eye Contact.  

Membership is free and is open to blind and partially sighted people residing in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, or anyone that is interested with their wellbeing.

The Association receives most of its funding from the Vision Foundation.

Trustees

Chair/Treasurer - Adrian Munt

Vice Chairs - Carol Barnshaw, Barbara Amess, Sue Williams

Secretary - Phil Margree

Sheila Austin, Brian Gaff, John Paine, George Phillips, Jake van Es, Philip Indge, Roy Smith MBE, Kevin White, Barbara Amess, Martin Gale, Joanne Westlake and David Robson.

Staff

Manager - Jean Warwick - [email protected]  

Development Worker - Gill Smith - [email protected]

Development Worker - Lisa Martin - [email protected]

Development Worker - Vanessa Fogden - [email protected]