Yearly Archives: 2020

In conversation with Mike Brace – TPT Webinar – 4 Nov

In conversation with Mike Brace - TPT Webinar 4 November 2020

original post by https://www.pocklington-trust.org.uk

On 2 Nov 1960, aged Ten, Mike Brace picked up a firework concealed in a bottle which exploded in his face.

In the following sixty years since losing his sight, he represented Britain at cross-country skiing in six Winter Paralympics, three World Championships and two European Championships. He was instrumental in founding Metro Blind Sport, British Blind Sport, the British Ski Club for the Disabled, the Judo Foundation, Vision 2020 UK and was part of the bid team and organising committee of London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.

Join Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) on Wednesday 4th November 5 pm – 6 pm as we chat to Mike about his life, work and trusteeships across multiple organisations, sectors and decades.

Registration closes at 4 pm on 4 November.

 

You will have the opportunity to ask Mike questions about the challenges he faced and how he overcame these, his sporting legacy and what advice he has for prospective trustees.  If you would like to submit your question in advance please email: communications@pocklington-trust.org.uk

About Mike Brace CBE, DL

Mike Brace standing waiting to give out awards at the 2019 AGM
Mike Brace standing waiting to give out awards at the 2019 AGM

Former Paralympic skier, social worker and leader of disabled charities, Mike served as Chairman of the British Paralympic Association and was awarded an OBE in 2005 and a CBE in 2009 for Services to Disabled Sport. He was appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant of London in 2016.

He has written two books and is an active after dinner speaker through which he has raised more than £750,000 for various charities.

Registration closes at 4 pm on 4 November.

 

Hassan Khan explores the last 47 years of Metro blind sport with Roy Smith and Mike Brace -Youtube Podcast

 

Mike Brace: RNIB Lifetime Award

 

 

National Eye Research Centre: Survey!

National Eye Research Centre survey

How You Can Help in Just 10 Minutes

Take 10 minutes to make a huge contribution to the world of sight…

By giving just 10 minutes of your time today, you can transform the future of eye research.

Did you know, in the UK eye research only receives 1% of national medical research funding? This is nowhere near enough, but with your help we can change that.

We’re asking our supporters and the wider community to share their experiences with us so that we can help more people to understand the desperate need for further investment in eye research.

By taking just 10 minutes to complete a short survey, you will be playing a crucial part in progress and you will be making your mark on future treatments and sight saving solutions.

We would be extremely grateful if you would please take this version of the survey.

Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts.

The survey is anonymous and we will send a summary to any participating group once the results have been received.

If you are interested in taking part, but have questions, please do let me know a good time to call and I will reach you on 07508 958 927 so that we can discuss this further.

Laura Serratrice  Chief Executive

National Eye Research Centre

Redwood House, Brotherswood Court, Almondsbury Business Park, Bristol BS32 4QW

www.nercuk.org

Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation No: 1156134

 

Indoor Exception for Disability Sport in High Lockdown!

Disability Sport in High Lockdown - visit gov.uk/coronavirus for latest Information

Disability Sport in High Lockdown

Indoor sport exception

‘ There are exceptions for disability sport, sport for educational purposes and supervised sport and physical activity for under-18s, which can happen in any number ‘

Sport and physical activity

You can take part in organised outdoor sport and physical activity, including exercise classes, in any number, provided this follows the relevant guidance (for team sports or for other outdoor licensed physical activity and exercise classes).

Organised indoor sport, exercise classes and other activity groups *are only permitted indoors if is it possible for people to avoid mixing with people they do not live with (or share a support bubble with). Where it is likely that households (or support bubbles) will mix, these activities must not go ahead. Social interaction before and after any sport or exercise should be limited to people from the same household or support bubble.

*‘ There are exceptions for disability sport, sport for educational purposes and supervised sport and physical activity for under-18s, which can happen in any number.’

Link to full information:  https://www.gov.uk/guidance/local-covid-alert-level-high#sport-and-physical-activity

You should follow the guidance:

 

Free Martial Arts Session – 28 Jan!

Free Martial Arts Sessions for the Blind and VI -Thurdays 6.15 pm
Venue:
Ringcross Community Centre, 60 Lough Road, Islington, N7 8RH
Time:
6.15 pm - 7.15 pm
Phone:
07956 530 377
Date:
28th January 2021
Cost:
Free
Contact:


Free Martial Arts Session for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

Every Thursday until  Thurs 19th Aug 2021
Time:  6.15 -7.15 pm Age: 15 yrs – adults
Venue: Ringcross Community Centre, 60 Lough Road, Islington, N7 8RH

These sessions are free, funded by Vision Foundation. They are aimed at the blind and visually impaired, aged 15 and above, but everyone is welcome, including the deaf, disabled, disadvantaged and non-disabled.

Karate Shadow, Kick-Boxing, Keep-Fit, Self-Defence

Visit https://www.mmarap.co.uk/sessions for more info
Register ASAP at https://www.mmarap.co.uk/registration-form

Call or text for more info
07956 530 377

Supported by the Vision Foundation

Check out more about MMARAP and our sessions at https://www.mmarap.co.uk/

 

Free Martial Arts Session – 21 Jan!

Free Martial Arts Sessions for the Blind and VI -Thurdays 6.15 pm
Venue:
Ringcross Community Centre, 60 Lough Road, Islington, N7 8RH
Time:
6.15 pm - 7.15 pm
Phone:
07956 530 377
Date:
21st January 2021
Cost:
Free
Contact:


Free Martial Arts Session for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

Every Thursday until  Thurs 19th Aug 2021
Time:  6.15 -7.15 pm Age: 15 yrs – adults
Venue: Ringcross Community Centre, 60 Lough Road, Islington, N7 8RH

These sessions are free, funded by Vision Foundation. They are aimed at the blind and visually impaired, aged 15 and above, but everyone is welcome, including the deaf, disabled, disadvantaged and non-disabled.

Karate Shadow, Kick-Boxing, Keep-Fit, Self-Defence

Visit https://www.mmarap.co.uk/sessions for more info
Register ASAP at https://www.mmarap.co.uk/registration-form

Call or text for more info
07956 530 377

Supported by the Vision Foundation

Check out more about MMARAP and our sessions at https://www.mmarap.co.uk/