Monthly Archives: September 2020

Moorfields launches new web application to recruit people for research

Research Opportunities at Moorfields

Research Opportunities at Moorfields

Research Opportunities at Moorfields (ROAM) has been created to engage more people interested in taking part in world-class research at the trust. Whether you are an existing patient, or a healthy volunteer, who is keen to make a difference in eye care, you can sign up to ROAM.

Moorfields is a national and international centre for research into eye conditions and treatments. With its partner, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology (IoO), and with the help of its patients, Moorfields leads one of the most successful and most extensive ophthalmic research programmes in the world.

“The research done at Moorfields and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology has helped to change the lives of many people in the UK and around the world for the better. The more people who use ROAM and sign up for our studies, the faster we will be able to bring even better treatments through to benefit patients,” explains Professor Sir Peng Khaw, Director of Research and Innovation.

The web application allows you to quickly and easily sign up to take part in research projects at Moorfields. Once signed up, clinicians will use the information gathered to identify people who are suitable to take part in the wide range of studies at Moorfields. Participants can also sign up to shape research and to question how research is conducted at Moorfields. This forms part of our patient and public involvement (PPI) programme.

Take part in our research

To continue in our ambition to pioneer new, patient-centred care, we need to recruit more people to our research studies.

That’s where ROAM comes in. The web application allows you to quickly and easily sign up to take part in research projects at Moorfields. Once signed up, clinicians will use the information gathered to identify people who are suitable to take part in the wide range of studies at Moorfields. Participants can also sign up to shape research and to question how research is conducted at Moorfields. This forms part of our patient and public involvement (PPI) programme.

You don’t have to be a Moorfields patient to take part. If you are healthy, and keen to get involved, you can enter your details directly onto ROAM

If you would like to find out more about ROAM before registering, email the team at: moorfields.roam@nhs.net.

 

Metro Blind and VI Tennis has Restarted!

Metro Blind and VI Tennis has Restarted Booking Required!

Blind and VI Tennis at the Islington Tennis Centre on Wednesdays and Fridays – Booking  is required

Metro Blind Sport are very happy to say that our Sessions for our blind members and for blind or partially people who are new to the game, will occur on Fortnightly on Wednesday’s and sessions for partially sighted players will occur Fortnightly on Friday’s.

New Tennis Arrangments with ITC- Please read

Download -Word: http://blindsport.uk/ITCTennisA

Please check the Event details link below

Event details

 

Latest Tennis Dates: 

  • Learn Blind Tennis:  Wed  30  Sept, 14, 25 Oct,  11, 25 Nov,  9 Dec
  • Practice VI Tennis:  Fri  2, 16, 30 Oct,  13, 27 Nov, 11 Dec

Time: 6 pm to 8 pm   Booking required

Venue: Islington Tennis Centre, Market Road, London, N7 9PL

Cost: £4 for members   £8 for non-members

To Book  use tennis event page below
https://blindsport.uk/tennisevents

Meet and greet is available to and from Caledonian Road Tube Station by arrangement.

Contact: Charlie Email  charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org or call 07956292046

New Tennis Arrangments with ITC- Please read

Download -Word: http://blindsport.uk/ITCTennisA

 

 

Charity mourns Rodney Powell MBE

Charity mourns Rodney Powell MBE

Rodney, Thomas Pocklington’s great nephew, was a trustee at the charity for 37 years from 1983 to the present time, of which 26 were as Chair.

Charles Colquhoun, CEO at Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT), said: “It is a real loss to the charity in terms of his contribution to its governance but more so for staff and board members personally.  Rodney was an incredibly warm person and he will be sorely missed.  Our thoughts and condolences are with his wife and family.”

Rodney was extremely proud of his family’s involvement in the founding and running of the charity.  His great-grandfather worked with Thomas Pocklington during his lifetime, as did his grandfather Albert, who managed Thomas Pocklington’s estate before the charity was created. Rodney’s mother, father and late brother were all trustees of Thomas Pocklington Trust.

Mervyn Williamson, who took over chairmanship from Rodney in 2019, said: “Rodney was our colleague and friend and we will all miss him terribly.  He leaves behind a great legacy through his involvement in the governance and management of TPT and we will continue his work to improve the lives of blind and partially sighted people.”

Rodney was awarded an MBE in this year’s New Year’s Honours for his services to blind and partially sighted people as part of the work of TPT. At the time of this announcement, he said: “There have been many important milestones in TPT’s history, but the main satisfaction is seeing how the legacy left by Thomas Pocklington has been put to work in so many different ways over the years.

“We are living in very different times now to when the charity was first constituted, and I am proud how TPT has adapted its work to the changing needs of blind and visually impaired people today, working alongside them and our partnership organisations to deliver mutually agreed outcomes.

“I am also proud that TPT has remained an independent charity since its foundation and that at the same time it is faithful to its original overall purpose which is to support blind and partially sighted people, just as our benefactor, Thomas Pocklington, wished.”

 

Haptic Baton helps blind musicians feel conductor!

‘Magic baton’ helps blind musicians feel conductor!

Haptic Baton helps blind musicians feel conductor!

Kyungho Jeon is a virtuoso percussionist from South Korea.

He dreams of playing with an orchestra, but his visual impairment means he can’t follow a conductor.

A father and son team of inventors have created the ‘Haptic Baton’ which converts the conductor’s movements into vibrations and could revolutionise the way all musicians play together.

A film by Ruth Evans and Tom Mustill for BBC Ouch and BBC Stories

Additional camera- Fergus Dingle. SectionBBC News  | SubsectionStories

 

Heart of England Live Workout Week

Heart of England Live Workout Week 5 to 9 October

Heart of England Live Workout Week

British Blind Sport, in partnership with Heart of England Community Foundation, is delivering a week full of live workouts to encourage the heart of the nation to keep active!

Date: Monday 5th October – Friday 9th October

Time: 11 am daily!

Location: Your house, your garden…wherever suits you!

We will be delivering our virtual Live Workout Week directly into your homes via Zoom! Our instructors will be bringing you a variety of exercise and skills-based sessions, including Rugby, Tennis and Boxercise! You will also be able to tune in live to the recording of our Paralympian Podcast episode with ex-Paralympic athlete Simon Butler.

The timetable of Events:

  • Mon 5th October 2020  –  Zumba with Jess of Saxon Fitness
  • Tues 6th October 2020  –  Rugby Union with Wasps Rugby Community Foundation
  • Wed 7th October 2020    –  Tennis with Simon Lancaster of the Edgbaston Priory Club
  • Thurs 8th October 2020  –  Boxercise with Envolve Wellness LTD
  • Frid9th October 2020  –  Paralympian Podcast with Former Paralympic Gold Medallist Simon Butler

For more information, please click here to visit our Heart of England Live Workout Week webpage.

To register your interest, please click here to visit our Heart of England Live Workout Week registration page.