Donations to Metro Blind Sport

Participation in sport provides blind and partially sighted people with opportunities to integrate into society, to build peer group friendships, to increase confidence and self-esteem as well as gaining valuable physical exercise and improved fitness, health and wellbeing.

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 We need the support and involvement of individuals, companies and trusts to enable us to provide a broad range of sporting activities, first class facilities and coaching for all visually impaired people across Greater London.
To discuss opportunities on how you can support METRO please contact our fundraising officer Carol McFetridge on Tel: 0203 642 2745 / or email

The performances of our Paralympians in the London 2012 Olympics has shown what can be achieved at an elite level. To ensure that blind and visually impaired people at a grass route level have the same opportunities, to achieve their personal goals, means protecting and developing our current activities. This is where you can a make difference

How you can support the work of Metro

We need to raise the following towards our core activities:

£60 – 2 hours session hire (Southfields Aspires Centre)
£60 – 3 coaches for a 2 hour coaching session
£100 – Guide tripod & bows

Metro Athletics Games:
£500 – Winners Medals
£650 – Hire of Electronic Timers
£1,800 – Hire of track
£1,200 – Accommodation for junior athletes
£1,700 – Hire of Mile End Stadium London E14

£20 – Hire of Green
£200 – Set of Bowls
£245 – Set of woods
£1,000 – 20 weeks coaching

£30 – Umpire per game
£100 – Specialist Sportswear per player
£150 – Hire of Lords Cricket Ground/Highgate Woods for practise & matches.

Football / Futsal:
£25 – Coach per session
£30 – Hire of Score Centre per hour
£225 – 15 x Training Tops
£750 – 15 x Kits
£750 – 15 x Tracksuits

£15 – Per Club Polo Shirt
£44 – Hire of courts @ the Islington Tennis Centre
£50 – Coach per 2 hour session £90
£90 – Per set of 10 Sound-balls (specifically adapted for VI Tennis)
£30 – Coaching Courses
£4000 – National Tennis Championships at the NTC (Roehampton)

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Ambitious for the future

We want to provide more support for our individual members and move our club to a new level by taking a leading role in the development of sport for blind and partially sighted people. Our aim is to:

• Target specific VI groups and communities and develop new projects tailored to their specific needs.

• Work with new partners to deliver more sporting opportunities and increase participation.

• Fund our thriving cricket and bowls teams to take part in international events.

• Fund permanent part time administrative support to ensure that we grow and develop on a sound footing.

We look forward to working closely with more of you throughout 2015.

If you would like to know more about Metro’s funding please e-mail our Chair of Trustees at

To discuss opportunities on how you can support METRO please contact our fundraising officer Carol McFetridge on Tel: 0203 642 2745 / or email


Metro is a Registered Charity No. 1158098 (formerly 268076)

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