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British Blind Sport launches Christmas Appeal!

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!

During the Covid-19 pandemic, we have been keeping the VI community active from the safety of their homes through virtual classes and exercise sessions. Not only are people at risk of being more sedentary during the current crises, but social isolation, especially among vulnerable people, is a huge issue faced by many in the UK. We want to combat isolation and inactivity through sport this Christmas.

Our Christmas Stars, Alex and Lyn, are helping us to raise awareness of the importance of uniting people with sight loss during the Coronavirus pandemic. Lyn and Alex have both embraced the events and classes that BBS provide and have thrived in their active live because of it. Our events have also helped them to remain socially connected with friends and peers through physical activity.

You can read about Alex and Lyn’s stories here.

Help us to unite people with sight loss through sport this Christmas by donating between NOW and Tuesday 8th December and see your donation DOUBLED.

We’d like to thank our wonderful match funders who are supporting the Christmas Appeal this year: iPro Sports and Yellow Jersey.

DONATE HERE

 

BBS recruiting stakeholder board for IBSA World Games 2023!

British Blind Sport recruiting stakeholder board members for IBSA World Games 2023!

British Blind Sport to recruit stakeholder board members for IBSA World Games 2023

Further to the exciting announcement in the summer that BBS was successful with a bid to host the IBSA World Games, the bid partners are taking the next steps to support the delivery of a successful international event. British Blind Sport, Birmingham City Council, University of Birmingham and UK Sport are in the process of creating a Stakeholder Board.

The purpose of the Board is to provide oversight and strategic direction to the development, planning and staging of the event.

The board will bring together strategic representation from the current stakeholders which will be complemented by several external independent appointees.

We are looking for up to 3 independent board members who understand the role that sport, participation, elite para-sport, and major events can play in society.

Please find attached a recruitment pack outlining the purpose of the Stakeholder Board including details of the necessary skills and experience that we are seeking from independent appointees along with information on how to apply for a place on the board.

Stakeholder Board Member Recruitment Pack WBG 2023 – Word Doc

Stakeholder Board Member Recruitment Pack WBG 2023 – PDF

We would politely like to ask that the attached pack is shared with amongst your colleagues and across your networks.

We are particularly keen to hear from people that are representative of the sight loss community.

Kind regards,

Hannah Green- Communications Officer  British Blind Sport
Tel: 01926 424 247

 

Football World Championships Trio: Birmingham 2023!

BBS recruiting stakeholder board for IBSA World Games 2023!

British Blind Sport recruiting stakeholder board members for IBSA World Games 2023!

British Blind Sport to recruit stakeholder board members for IBSA World Games 2023

Further to the exciting announcement in the summer that BBS was successful with a bid to host the IBSA World Games, the bid partners are taking the next steps to support the delivery of a successful international event. British Blind Sport, Birmingham City Council, University of Birmingham and UK Sport are in the process of creating a Stakeholder Board.

The purpose of the Board is to provide oversight and strategic direction to the development, planning and staging of the event.

The board will bring together strategic representation from the current stakeholders which will be complemented by several external independent appointees.

We are looking for up to 3 independent board members who understand the role that sport, participation, elite para-sport, and major events can play in society.

Please find attached a recruitment pack outlining the purpose of the Stakeholder Board including details of the necessary skills and experience that we are seeking from independent appointees along with information on how to apply for a place on the board.

Stakeholder Board Member Recruitment Pack WBG 2023 – Word Doc

Stakeholder Board Member Recruitment Pack WBG 2023 – PDF

We would politely like to ask that the attached pack is shared with amongst your colleagues and across your networks.

We are particularly keen to hear from people that are representative of the sight loss community.

Kind regards,

Hannah Green- Communications Officer  British Blind Sport
Tel: 01926 424 247

 

Football World Championships Trio: Birmingham 2023!

BBS New ” Active at Home” Virtual Program!

British Blind Sport adapts virtual delivery programme

British Blind Sport New ” Active at Home” Virtual Program!

As restrictions begin to differ vastly across the UK, British Blind Sport have decided to change their Workout Wednesday programme to something with more flexibility and permanence.

Rather than have one workout per week, BBS will now run a live workout week at the beginning of each month with a different inclusive class each night from Monday to Friday at 6 pm.

The timetable for the first live week of the Active At Home Programme is as follows;

Main BBS  Active at Home  Link

For more information, please contact BBS Participation Officer, David, on david@britishblindsport.org.uk or phone 01926 424247

Following these live workouts, BBS will release “follow up” exercise sessions for each different class so that participants can improve and build on their performance throughout the month – until the next live workout week.

BBS think this new programme will provide more structure to the online workout series, with the pre-recorded follow on sessions allowing participants to take part whenever they have time and motivating them to progress in their chosen classes.

One participant said, “I’m finding these workouts fantastic!  Currently, self-isolating and can’t get out to walk or run. These workouts are keeping me sane!”

Another said, “It’s nice to do exercise alongside other people (even virtually!) and have very motivating instructors who speak to the participants and correct our positions. It’s a great idea!”

 

 

BBS New ” Active at Home” Virtual Program!

British Blind Sport adapts virtual delivery programme

British Blind Sport New ” Active at Home” Virtual Program!

As restrictions begin to differ vastly across the UK, British Blind Sport have decided to change their Workout Wednesday programme to something with more flexibility and permanence.

Rather than have one workout per week, BBS will now run a live workout week at the beginning of each month with a different inclusive class each night from Monday to Friday at 6 pm.

The timetable for the first live week of the Active At Home Programme is as follows;

Main BBS  Active at Home  Link

For more information, please contact BBS Participation Officer, David, on david@britishblindsport.org.uk or phone 01926 424247

Following these live workouts, BBS will release “follow up” exercise sessions for each different class so that participants can improve and build on their performance throughout the month – until the next live workout week.

BBS think this new programme will provide more structure to the online workout series, with the pre-recorded follow on sessions allowing participants to take part whenever they have time and motivating them to progress in their chosen classes.

One participant said, “I’m finding these workouts fantastic!  Currently, self-isolating and can’t get out to walk or run. These workouts are keeping me sane!”

Another said, “It’s nice to do exercise alongside other people (even virtually!) and have very motivating instructors who speak to the participants and correct our positions. It’s a great idea!”