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 Metro Blind Sport’s chance to win £1,000!

Metro's chance to win £1,000 Movement for Good award

Metro is asking for nominations to win £1,000 Movement for Good award.

Metro Blind Sport is encouraging people to nominate them to be in for a chance to win £1,000 as part of specialist insurer Ecclesiastical’s Movement for Good awards.

It’s quick and easy to nominate Metro Blind Sport online. Nominations are open from Wednesday 6 May to Sunday 24 May and you can vote for Metro Blind Sport online at movementforgood.com

Winners will be drawn at random and the more times [your charity] is nominated the more chance it has of being selected.

These funds will be used to continue to supply sporting and social event for blind and partially sighted people of all ages and abilities

Metro Blind Sport is encouraging everyone to use their social media channels to ask people to vote for them to give the charity the best possible chance of winning.

Martin CEO of Metro  Blind Sport Says:

Could you help Metro  Blind Sport win £1000? There is a quick form to complete to nominate us, it takes only a couple of minutes. You will need to enter our charity number which is 1158098.   Just click the nominate  link below

Thanks as always for your Support

 

Mark Hews, Group CEO of Ecclesiastical, says: “We’re delighted to announce the launch of Ecclesiastical’s Movement for Good awards for the second year running. The coronavirus is having a major impact on charities and many are facing financial difficulties. Our Movement for Good awards will continue to help charities at a time when they need it most and we know that for many charities, £1,000 can make a real difference.

“We were thrilled to receive so many nominations from the public last year and this year we are encouraging even more people to nominate a good cause. Ecclesiastical is a unique financial services group. We are owned by a charity which means all available profits can be given to the good causes that are so important to our customers. As a company whose purpose is to contribute to the greater good of society, charitable giving is at the heart of our business.”

The closing date for nominations is Sunday 24 May 2020

 

Ecclesiastical has launched Their £1m Movement for Good awards!

To give back to the communities they serve and to champion the issues that really matter, especially in this time of need – working together to build a movement for good.

Just imagine what Metro Blind Sport   could do with a £1,000 donation

Designed to give eligible charities* in the UK and Republic of Ireland the financial assistance they need to help them make a real difference, we’re donating £1,000 to 500 charities.

All you need to do is visit movementforgood.com, click ‘nominate now’ and enter your Charity of choice’s details.  – Charity No. 1158098 

The closing date for nominations is Sunday 24 May 2020

The more nominations a charity gets, the greater it’s chance of receiving a £1,000 donation, so start spreading the word to your friends and family.

To find out more visit: https://www.movementforgood.com/

 

 

Sign the petition for better supermarket access during pandemic!

Sign Petition for Better supermarket access during pandemic!

Help make sure blind and partially sighted people can access the food and basic necessities they need.

Sign our joint petition to make sure supermarkets and the Government are doing everything they can to ensure and get the necessities they need through the coronavirus lockdown.

What’s happening?

We’ve had an enormous number of queries from blind and partially sighted people who have been struggling to properly access supermarkets, and unable to find online shopping slots.

This is often because priority online shopping slots are being given to people classed as ‘vulnerable’, however the list being used to define this group is based on vulnerability to coronavirus, and doesn’t yet take other barriers to shopping or accessing services into account.

However, social distancing is making it much harder for blind and partially sighted people to shop because many people rely on a guide who might not be part of their household, and some stores are also changing their layout or queuing systems to encourage people to stay two meters apart.

What are we doing about it?

We’re working with Guide Dogs, Thomas Pocklington Trust, Vision UK, Guide Dogs and Visionary to raise this issue.

On 27 March RNIB CEO Matt Stringer joined the other sight loss organisations in writing to the Secretary of State for the Environment, George Eustice MP, about access to supermarkets for blind and partially sighted people, calling on the Government to ‘urgently work with supermarkets to ensure that people with sight loss are considered a priority group able to access online shopping’.

However, we haven’t seen any improvements and our team spent two hours on hold to one supermarket trying to access an online slot. Because of this we’ve launched a joint petition asking the Government and supermarkets to resolve this as soon as possible. We need your help though.

RNIB are determined to support those who need us throughout the crisis in any way we can, and are working to make sure the criteria for these reserved slots are changed as soon as possible.

Further information

Find further information on accessing supermarkets.

original post by rnib.org.uk

VI Tennis Canterbury 9 July

Blind and Partially Sighted Tennis in Canterbury
Venue:
Canterbury Indoor Tennis Centre @ Polo Farm Sports Club, Littlebourne Road, Canterbury, CT3 4AF
Time:
1.00 pm - 2.00 pm
Phone:
01227 781505
Date:
09th July 2019
Cost:
Free


Blind and Partially Sighted Tennis in Canterbury

Our tennis sessions are for blind and partially sighted people who want to learn a new skill, get active and have fun! Tennis is a great way to improve your physical and mental health and wellbeing – you don’t need to be a talented sportsperson to experience the benefits of tennis. The Vision Impaired game is adapted through the use of smaller courts, a lower net, tactile court lines and audible balls so you can hear it bounce.

If you have any questions or would like more information please don’t hesitate to give us a call. We hope you can join us!

Location: Canterbury Indoor Tennis Centre @ Polo Farm Sports Club, Littlebourne Road, Canterbury, CT3 4AF

Date: Tuesday 9 July

Time: 1 pm-2 pm

How to book: Contact Lina on 01227 781505 or Email:  juniortennis@polofarm.org

 

VI Tennis Canterbury 2 July

Blind and Partially Sighted Tennis in Canterbury
Venue:
Canterbury Indoor Tennis Centre @ Polo Farm Sports Club, Littlebourne Road, Canterbury, CT3 4AF
Time:
1.00 pm - 2.00 pm
Phone:
01227 781505
Date:
02nd July 2019
Cost:
Free


Blind and Partially Sighted Tennis in Canterbury

Our tennis sessions are for blind and partially sighted people who want to learn a new skill, get active and have fun! Tennis is a great way to improve your physical and mental health and wellbeing – you don’t need to be a talented sportsperson to experience the benefits of tennis. The Vision Impaired game is adapted through the use of smaller courts, a lower net, tactile court lines and audible balls so you can hear it bounce.

If you have any questions or would like more information please don’t hesitate to give us a call. We hope you can join us!

Location: Canterbury Indoor Tennis Centre @ Polo Farm Sports Club, Littlebourne Road, Canterbury, CT3 4AF

Date: Tuesdays,  2 July,   9 July

Time: 1 pm-2 pm

How to book: Contact Lina on 01227 781505 or Email:  juniortennis@polofarm.org

 

VI Tennis Canterbury 25 June

Blind and Partially Sighted Tennis in Canterbury
Venue:
Canterbury Indoor Tennis Centre @ Polo Farm Sports Club, Littlebourne Road, Canterbury, CT3 4AF
Time:
1.00 pm - 2.00 pm
Phone:
01227 781505
Date:
25th June 2019
Cost:
Free


Blind and Partially Sighted Tennis in Canterbury

Our tennis sessions are for blind and partially sighted people who want to learn a new skill, get active and have fun! Tennis is a great way to improve your physical and mental health and wellbeing – you don’t need to be a talented sportsperson to experience the benefits of tennis. The Vision Impaired game is adapted through the use of smaller courts, a lower net, tactile court lines and audible balls so you can hear it bounce.

If you have any questions or would like more information please don’t hesitate to give us a call. We hope you can join us!

Location: Canterbury Indoor Tennis Centre @ Polo Farm Sports Club, Littlebourne Road, Canterbury, CT3 4AF

Date: Tuesdays, 25 June, 2 July,   9 July

Time: 1 pm-2 pm

How to book: Contact Lina on 01227 781505 or Email:  juniortennis@polofarm.org