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Topics covered include Blind and partially sighted Sports, Events,  VI technology and VI campaigns.

You can make DOUBLE the difference from 1-8 Dec!

BigGIve: Help make employment hopes a reality this Christmas.

The Vision Foundation’s wish this Christmas is that blind and partially sighted people can live independently and find meaningful employment. For every £1 you donate, our generous funding partners will match it, up to a total of £15,000. This means every £1 you can give will be doubled at no extra cost to you, allowing us to support more blind and partially sighted people in our communities.

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Evidence on the reach and impact of parkrun!

Evidence on the reach and impact of parkrun

The research highlights that parkrun participants show improvements in, among other things, fitness, total physical activity, and mood (stress, anxiety and depression). Most encouraging is that the positive effects are largest for those who are less active when they registered with parkrun, and that there is a dose response: that is, the more frequently someone participates in parkrun events, the bigger the positive impact.

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British Blind Sport launches Christmas Appeal!

British Blind Sport launches Christmas Appeal!

At midday today, the British Blind Sport Christmas Appeal will be open for donations! We have a match funding pot this year, which means that any donations made to British Blind Sport via our unique giving link between midday on Tuesday 1st December and midday on Tuesday 8th December will be doubled!

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Ski for Light International Event: Virtually Everywhere!

Ski for Light: International Virtually Everywhere Event! 27 - 30 Jan 2021

Ski for Light: International Virtually Everywhere Event! 27 – 30 Jan 2021 We will gather via the Zoom platform for three to four hours per day to enjoy many of the activities we’d normally experience in-person. We plan a fitness program to get your blood pumping, special interest sessions to expand your knowledge, and a closing banquet full of comedy and song.

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Meet the Sight Loss Councils – 3 December!

Meet the Sight Loss Council 3 Dec 4-5 pm

Sight Loss Councils, led by blind and partially sighted volunteers, are working to influence positive change for visually impaired people across the UK. Join us on International Day of People with Disabilities (3 December) at our Meet the Councils event to learn more about our work.

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