A group of committed volunteers lifting the limits for children with hearing or vision loss.
What We Do
Lantern Clubs are made up of enthusiastic, fun-loving and committed volunteers who fundraise for the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) through activities that include events, raffles and street stalls. There are more than 10 Lantern Clubs across NSW, with a membership of 200.
For over 55 years, RIDBC Lantern Clubs have fundraised for RIDBC through a variety of fun and creative activities including Literary Luncheons, morning teas, raffles, fashion shows, and, much more.
Lantern Clubs raise funds and awareness for RIDBC’s Alternative Format Publications (AFP). AFP create tactile and braille resources for children all over Australia – from babies as young as a few weeks old to school students needing textbooks translated into braille to allow them to keep up with their class. This ensures children are not held back by their vision impairment and are able to live a life unlimited. Since 1964, our Lantern Club members have raised more than $14 million to help support children with a vision or hearing loss.
How We Work
There are 10 clubs across NSW and each club has an Executive Committee including a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. The clubs meet regularly to discuss their fundraising activities and to have fun and social catch-up’s.
Our goal is to engage our community with our fundraising activities which help raise awareness for the valuable support and services that RIDBC provide for people with hearing loss and vision impairment.
To discover how you can become part of this great team, contact Darren Parmenter on 0455 067 908 or email@example.com
Do you like socialising and being involved in fun and creative activities?
Would you like to be a part of an enthusiastic and dedicated group of volunteers?
Do you want to make a difference and help lift the limits for children with hearing or vision loss?
Then you should join a Lantern Club today! For more information on Lantern Clubs sign up now or contact your nearest Lantern Club.
Find an Event
Lantern Clubs are always hosting fun and entertaining fundraising events. We'll see you in the New Year for the list of 2021 events!
Lantern Club Invites you to... A Chat with Di Morrissey
Date: Friday 4th December 2020
Time: 1 10.30am start
Where: This is an ONLINE Event
Cost: Standard Ticket $15 per person or VIP Ticket $30
FOR ENQUIRIES: Darren Parmenter 0455 067 908 firstname.lastname@example.org
Find a Lantern Club
Lantern Clubs offer members the chance to be enterprising in a fun, social setting, while at the same time, allowing these members to contribute to the important work of RIDBC, Australia’s largest independent special educator.
Contact Darren Parmenter on 0455 067 908 or email@example.com
Blacktown Lantern Club
Established in 1972.
Blacktown Lantern Club meets at the Jack Robinson Room, Blacktown Workers Club, Campbell St, Blacktown every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 10:30am. Visitors welcome.
Blue Mountains Lantern Club
Established in 1969.
Blue Mountains Lantern Club meets at Springwood Sports Club, 83 Macquarie Road, Springwood every 3rd Thursday of the month at 11.00 am. Visitors welcome.
Forster Tuncurry Lantern Club
Established in 2001.
Forster Tuncurry Lantern Club meets at CWA Rooms, Little Street, Forster every 2nd Thursday of the month at 1:30pm. Visitors welcome.
Goulburn Lantern Club
Established in 1977.
Goulburn Lantern Club meets at Centretown Lagoon Motel, 77 Lagoon Street, Goulburn every 2nd Friday of the month at 11am. Visitors are welcome.
Hornsby & District Lantern Club
Established in 1973.
Hornsby Lantern Club meets at Leisure and Learning Centre, 8 Warne St, Pennant Hills every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 10:30am. Visitors welcome.
Maitland Lantern Club
Established in 1966.
Maitland Lantern Club meets at East Maitland Bowling Club, Bank Street, East Maitland every 1st Tuesday of the month at 10:30am. Visitors welcome.
Mosman Lantern Club
Established in 1964, Mosman was one of the first Lantern Clubs. It closed down in 1992, and was started again in 2000.
Mosman Lantern Club meets at 3/14 Esther Road, Mosman or 16/67 Bradleys Head Rd, Mosman every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 10:30am. Visitors welcome.
Warringah Lantern Club
Established in 2006.
Warringah Lantern Club meets at Dee Why RSL Club, 932 Pittwater Road, Dee Why every 2nd Thursday of the month at 10:30am. Visitors welcome.