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News & Events Update – 7 April 2021

Weekly Update 7 April 2021 from Metro Blind Sport

Here is this weeks update on the event and online opportunities and news to help you keep active! Take the time to have a read through and see how you can get active!

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Ball Throw is this weeks challenge!

Photo of Mark Bullock swinging a soft foam soundball in a sock behind his head in a throwing motion text says - Exercise Challenge - Ball Throw with Mark Bullock

How many Ball Throws in 30 seconds can you do! Please do visit our new Facebook and comment your scores on this weeks exercise challenge Post as we would love to see them!

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Sailing Update from VISA-GB!

Sailing Update from VISA-GB!

Sea Vision, 7th to 28th August passages between ports are fully subscribed BUT there are a few spaces for the day sailing, dates as follows:
Poole on 12th Fully booked. Poole on 13th Fully Booked Torquay on 19th, 4 spaces available. Torquay 20th Fully Booked Plymouth 24th, 4 spaces available Falmouth 27th, 4 spaces available

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New AI Personal Assistant for VI People!

Meet the REALSAM Speaker System A New AI Personal assistant for blind and partially sighted people

The RealSAM Smart Speaker was trialled extensively ahead of launch by members of the blind community. One member who is registered blind, Roger Wilson-Hinds commented, “The RealSAM Speaker is the companion in the home that blind people need. And to be able to access specialist information from sight loss organisations really is the icing on the cake’’.

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RNIB Connect: A Year in Lockdown, Martin Symcox!

RNIB Connect A Year in Lockdown - Martin Symcox

Martin Symcox, Metro Blind Sport CEO, speaks to Ellie from RNIB Connect on the effects Lockdown has had on the lives of the blind and partially sighted people who regularly attend our events.

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