Torch Trust is a Christian charity working together to enable people with sight loss to have fulfilling Christian lives.
We do this through offering services and resources to people with sight loss.
We provide Christian literature in large print, braille and audio both to buy and through our free lending library.
We offer Sight Loss Friendly Christian holidays at our specially designed holiday centre near Brighton.
We work with churches, Christian organisations and sight loss professionals offering our experience, training, advice and guidance.
To find out how Torch can serve YOU please do call us on 01858 438260 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Torch is committed to sharing in both words and actions the love of God shown in Jesus. Torch seeks to operate in accordance with the principles taught by the Holy Bible. All that Torch does is open to those of all faiths and none.
Torch is Christian fellowship where blind and sighted people meet on equal terms. Over 80 independent Torch Groups meet informally on a monthly basis across the UK, with many more overseas.
Torch holidays that are designed especially for visually impaired people and offer more opportunity for fellowship. Torch's Holiday and Retreat Centre offers a varied programme of holidays to suit young and old. Torch also runs houseparties at Christian conventions - and holidays abroad too.
Torch produces Christian reading in braille, giant print, audio and electronic media. It also publishes magazines, produces Bibles, hymn books, Scripture text calendars, books and booklets, and operates a large free postal library of Christian books in accessible media.
- with literature going to 100 countries across the globe. Torch is at work in other countries through mutually supportive partnerships with local organisations and individuals. Torch has a longstanding involvement in Africa and produces accessible Bibles in African languages at its International base in Malawi.
Torch is supported by donations and by prayer. Torch does not run fundraising programmes but relies on faith in God to provide and invites others to pray with us.
Torch has a staff of around 40 people in the UK. One fifth of the staff are blind or partially sighted people, as are half of the Trustees. The main office and production centre is located in Leicestershire. Torch operates a Holiday and Retreat Centre in the scenic Sussex countryside and has a staff member based in in Northern Ireland. Around 1000 volunteers from across the UK contribute their time to transcription work, the running of Fellowship Groups and much else.
Torch International is based near Blantyre in Malawi, one of Africa's poorest countries. Here a team of five African staff operate a braille unit producing Bibles and other books in African languages. Around 60 Torch Fellowship Groups meet in villages across the country and through Torch's AID AFRICA programme much is done to help in practical ways.
Torch is a registered charity and a charitable company limited by guarantee. Torch relies heavily on the help of many committed and dedicated volunteers. Contact us if you feel you could help.
The formal details ...
The Torch Trust for the Blind, registered charity no. 1095904. A company limited by guarantee no. 4616526 with a registered office of Torch House, Torch Way, Market Harborough, Leicestershire LE16 9HL, England.