Cambridge Blind and Vision Impaired Tennis Regional Report!

Callum Lock in action Cambridge Tennis Regional 2016

Hosted by Vison4Growth, one of the blind and visually impaired tennis groups around the country supported by the Tennis Foundation, the tournament saw Baily, Lock and Paul Ryb all drop just one game apiece to win their B2, B3 and B4 men’s singles events.

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New: Hackney Advice Service

Hackney Advice Service Advice Line: 0203 621 3323

The Hackney Advice Service is a brand new offering, designed to provide parents of vision impaired children or vision impaired young adults over 16, with clear and sensible advice, in an easy hassle-free manner. Advice Line: 0203 621 3323

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Cambridge tennis tournament for blind and visually impaired players serves up a treat !

Cambridge tennis tournament for blind and visually impaired players 2016

The spirit of Wimbledon carried on in Cambridge this weekend after a special tennis tournament for blind and visually impaired players served up a treat.
Thirty-two participants from as far afield as Newcastle, Brighton, Manchester and London came to Cambridge to test their skills.
Players from Cambridge were also among the big winners during the event at the Hills Road sports centre, taking a number of runners-up and winners medals across the different categories.

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Cricket: A Tale of Two Teas

Metro Devils Cricket Team

As all cricket fans know the true test of a cricket commentator’s skill comes on those wet, soggy English days when rain has stopped play for some time and further match analysis would be too boring so the talk has to turn to the quality of cakes delivered to the box by skilful well-wishers. Was this the inspiration behind “bake off”? This weekend saw games with a very different approach to the mid innings tea; at Berkshire the home side batted for the maximum number of overs to delay the time at which their cakes, whose reputation goes far and wide, could be enjoyed. At Highgate the innings declaration was delayed until the teas arrived so that a stiff target to win for the visitors became harder as Metro, already past 200, raced to almost 300 in the final three overs of a 20 over innings.

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Fundraising Event to Fight Blindness

RPFB 40TH ANNIVERSARY dinner and Dance

Bhavini Makwana from Dagenham who is registered Blind and has an eye condition called Retinitis Pigmentosa since 1997, is organising a charity fundraiser on
Saturday 3rd September 2016 at the City Pavillion in Romford. The “RPFB 40th Anniversary Dinner & Dance” evening will comprise of entertainment by Master
Kunal from MK Roadshow, Navin Kundra, Shreeya Makwana, Kuntals School of Bollywood Dance, Comedy from Planet Parle and Anil Desai, Hosted by Alpa Pandya (BBC Asian Network) together with a three course dinner to help share
messages about sight loss amongst the Asian Community.

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