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Jessica Beal – Running the Big Half!

Jessica Beal Running the Big-Half for SELVis

I am running my first EVER half marathon on 4th March!! for South East London Vision because this girl can!!

I am a visually impaired woman  (that sounds a bit too grown up for me… I just a girl who likes a challenge) and who would of thought I would discover running and actually love it! Well most days anyway!

My fantastic guide runner Steve is pushing (sometimes dragging) me all the way. We have conquered park run, cross country and even 10k in artic conditions. So now we are stepping it up a level to the next challenge……. London’s First Ever Big Half Marathon and we are so excited. Roll on race on day!

Through this challenge I am raising funds for SELVIS who I work for, its a small team but does an amazing job supporting visually impaired people across the South East London. Our aim is to improve and enhance daily life by offering a large range of social, sport and education activities and support groups and one to one information service. By donating via my page you will help us continue to grow and expand all our services.

Here is a link to my fundraising page:- http://bit.ly/JBealMarathon

Thank you for your support!

Jess

Flamenco Dance Workshop with SELVis

Flamenco Dance Workshop with SELVis

On Tuesday 14th February a small group of SELVis members attended a flamenco workshop at the Greenwich West Community and Art Centre.

The session was run by experienced flamenco teacher, Emma Graves who brought along flamenco skirts for the women to wear. She started the session by teaching the group some stamps using either the whole foot or just the heels. Once confident with this, she soon moved on to including palmas (claps) and by the end of the hour workshop we had put together a short sequence!

Flamenco Dance Workshop

Everyone attending enjoyed the session and is keen to learn more! Lambeth member Michael Callahan said,

“I enjoyed the session very much and would be interested in attending another session. The instructor was excellent and took full regard to our disabilities.

I found the occasion very sociable, entertaining and good exercise! I believe everybody attending the occasion thoroughly enjoyed themselves. ”

Flamenco Dancing Workshop with SELVis
Flamenco Dancing Workshop with SELVis

Many thanks to Emma as this was her first time teaching a visually impaired group. She said of the experience, “I thought the workshop went well.  The group were a pleasure to teach, open minded and enthusiastic.”

 

We hope to run some more flamenco sessions soon. Please do get in contact if you would be interested in coming along.

Article by Jessica Beal 

original article on selvis.org.uk

 

Last Free coached VI swimming session – 23 March!

free coached VI swimming sessions!
Venue:
The Bridge Leisure Centre, Kangley Bridge Road, Lower Sydenham, SE26 5AQ
Time:
11.00am - 12.00 noon
Phone:
020 3815 3660
Date:
23rd March 2017
Cost:
Free


South East London Vision (SELVis), are pleased to offer you 6 coached VI swimming sessions, open to anyone living with sight loss in South East London who wants to learn to swim or improve their swimming technique.

Learn to swim with free coached VI swimming sessions

  • An additional lane for those who want to swim for fun or exercise.

When: Thursday 23rd March.
Time: Teaching for beginners, 11.30am – 12noon. Lane swimming  11am – 12noon.
Where: The Bridge Leisure Centre, Kangley Bridge Road, Lower Sydenham, SE26 5AQ
Nearest train station: Lower Sydenham
Bus: 194, 202 and 450 all stop nearby

Please contact us if you would like to arrange a meeting point.

Please note:

  • Each session will be 30 minutes for beginners and 1 hour for lane swimming.
  • Places are limited and will be offered on a first come first serve basis
  • When registering please tell us which session you wish to attend.

For Further information or to register,

please contact Jess Beal at SELVis Tel: 020 3815 3660 Mob: 07866 926668.
or Email: Jessica.Beal@selvis.org.uk.

Only two Free coached VI swimming sessions left!

free coached VI swimming sessions!
Venue:
The Bridge Leisure Centre, Kangley Bridge Road, Lower Sydenham, SE26 5AQ
Time:
11.00am - 12.00 noon
Phone:
020 3815 3660
Date:
16th March 2017
Cost:
Free


South East London Vision (SELVis), are pleased to offer you 6 coached VI swimming sessions, open to anyone living with sight loss in South East London who wants to learn to swim or improve their swimming technique.

Learn to swim with free coached VI swimming sessions

  • An additional lane for those who want to swim for fun or exercise.

When: Thursday 16th March and the 23rd March.
Time: Teaching for beginners, 11.30am – 12noon. Lane swimming  11am – 12noon.
Where: The Bridge Leisure Centre, Kangley Bridge Road, Lower Sydenham, SE26 5AQ
Nearest train station: Lower Sydenham
Bus: 194, 202 and 450 all stop nearby

Please contact us if you would like to arrange a meeting point.

Please note:

  • Each session will be 30 minutes for beginners and 1 hour for lane swimming.
  • Places are limited and will be offered on a first come first serve basis
  • When registering please tell us which session you wish to attend.

For Further information or to register,

please contact Jess Beal at SELVis Tel: 020 3815 3660 Mob: 07866 926668.
or Email: Jessica.Beal@selvis.org.uk.

Free coached VI swimming sessions – 9 March with SELVis!

free coached VI swimming sessions!
Venue:
The Bridge Leisure Centre, Kangley Bridge Road, Lower Sydenham, SE26 5AQ
Time:
11.00am - 12.00 noon
Phone:
020 3815 3660
Date:
09th March 2017
Cost:
Free


South East London Vision (SELVis), are pleased to offer you 6 coached VI swimming sessions, open to anyone living with sight loss in South East London who wants to learn to swim or improve their swimming technique.

Learn to swim with free coached VI swimming sessions

  • An additional lane for those who want to swim for fun or exercise.

When: Thursday 9th  March , 16th march and the 23rd March.
Time: Teaching for beginners, 11.30am – 12noon. Lane swimming  11am – 12noon.
Where: The Bridge Leisure Centre, Kangley Bridge Road, Lower Sydenham, SE26 5AQ
Nearest train station: Lower Sydenham
Bus: 194, 202 and 450 all stop nearby

Please contact us if you would like to arrange a meeting point.

Please note:

  • Each session will be 30 minutes for beginners and 1 hour for lane swimming.
  • Places are limited and will be offered on a first come first serve basis
  • When registering please tell us which session you wish to attend.

For Further information or to register,

please contact Jess Beal at SELVis Tel: 020 3815 3660 Mob: 07866 926668.
or Email: Jessica.Beal@selvis.org.uk.