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Volunteers’ Week 1-12 June!

Volunteers' Week 1-12 by Volunteer Now

The countdown is on to 1-12 June 2016, the biggest week in the volunteering calendar which recognises the contribution of local volunteers. Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of volunteering, this year celebrating the 32nd Anniversary in Northern Ireland!

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Get Yourself Active project – Disability Rights UK

DR UK will be launching a new Get Yourself Active website aimed at giving disabled people, health and social care staff and the sport sector information about what is available as well as sharing stories.

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Archery News: Photo of Andrea Thomas with Another Gold Trophy!

Andrea Thomas Archery with Trophy

Photo of Andrea Thomas with her Gold Trophy! This gold was won at the British Blind Sport Competition on the 16th of April 2016 Congratulations from all at Metro!

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assist-Mi – Help improve rail travel for people with disabilities!

assit-mi Survey

assist-Mi, a Disabled Peoples User Led Organisation, are hosting a number of focus groups and we would like to invite you and anyone that you feel would want to get involved, to come along! Our groups take place in London, Coventry and Sunderland. The new project is called SMART (Spontaneous Mobile Accessible Rail Travel) and uses a smartphone app called assist-Mi. assist-Mi offers users the ability to communicate real time with service providers and even request assistance from service providers in advance of arriving.

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Free Goalball Session – The Castle Centre – Tues 17th May!

Goalball Every other Tuesday Castle Centre London

The session is free to attend and we will be running sessions every other Tuesday at the venue for the foreseeable future. 6pm to 8pm at the new The Castle Centre (Near Elephant and Castle Tube Station). Call Becky for more info on Tel. 0330 2020281

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