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Walk Leaders and Volunteers in London Needed!

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Walk Leaders and Volunteers Needed!

The project

Metro Blind Sport has secured funding to deliver a walking programme so that blind and partially sighted Londoner’s can collectively benefit from attending walks in various London Parks.

The Metro Blind Sport Walking Project will allow blind and partially sighted Londoners, particularly those who are least active or require support to remain active, to take part in an activity that is easily accessible. It will enable the participants to not only improve physical fitness but equally as importantly, to develop peer support and networks.

We know that walking has many benefits and this programme also provides a great opportunity to deliver activity away from the many restrictions that are being placed on indoor sport.

We need your help

We are now recruiting for paid walk leaders and for volunteers to help deliver the programme. We intend to choose approximately 6-8 parks, throughout London rather than hold the walks in a regular location.

If you are interested in being part of the project from a delivery perspective, then please get in contact. We are seeking to recruit up to 4 walk leaders that could lead sessions on a regular rotational basis. Walk leader training would be provided.

Get in contact

If you would like to part of this exciting project, please email martin.symcox@metroblindsport.org or call Martin on 07508 958927.

 

Do you know someone who might be interested?

Then if useful, please download and share this word document:

Download Walking Programme Document

The word document above contains all this pages information

 

What do Walk Leaders do?

During a walk, walk leaders are at the front, middle or back of a group – making sure everyone is safe and happy. Along with Metro Blind Sport staff, leaders will help to plan routes, support walkers and act as ambassadors for walking – showing people that walking really can make a big difference to their lives.

 

What Skills to I need as a Walk Leader?

The main skill we need from our walk leaders is an enthusiasm for walking and its benefits!

 You don’t need any particular experience, but we love our leaders to be friendly and welcoming, with good communication skills; reliable, punctual and well organised; confident at speaking in front of small groups; able to take control and be assertive when needed and observant and sensitive to the needs of others.

 

How much time do I need to give as a Walk Leader?

Most of our walks are short, around an hour or less. Including travelling, preparation and paperwork, leading a single walk close to home typically takes around 2 and a half to 3 hours, plus meeting and greeting participants, occasional meetings and refresher training. We are hoping that our Walk Leaders can attend two walks per month.

 

What about payment?

Travel expenses would be paid for walk leaders and volunteers. For the regular Walk Leaders, payment of £25 per hour is available. Walk Leaders would need to invoice Metro Blind Sport on a monthly basis. Travel expenses can be claimed in addition to the hourly rate.

 

Volunteers

We are also recruiting for volunteers that will support the Walk Leaders. We would expect the volunteers to be friendly and welcoming with a good, open communication style to support blind and partially sighted people to navigate the walks. We are hoping that our volunteers can attend regularly but there is no commitment to attend each week. Training would be provided. Travel expenses can be claimed for volunteers.

 

Get in contact

If you would like to part of this exciting project, please email martin.symcox@metroblindsport.org or call Martin on 07508 958927.

 

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Photography Last-minute place!

Photography with VICTA - Last-minute place is available

A Last-minute place is available!

Try photography with VICTA and the London Institute of Photography

Join VICTA and the London Institute of Photography (LIoP) in trendy Brick Lane, East London, an area now extremely popular with London’s edgy and artistic crowd, to learn how to take stunningly creative photographs in your own signature style.

Who: 18 to 29 years
When: 6 to 10 November 2019
Location: Brick Lane, London and Caldecotte Lake, Milton Keynes
Cost: £100

Please apply ASAP if you would like to join us!

Find out more and apply

During the day you will be inspired by professional photographers to explore the key elements of lighting, composition and styling. You’ll learn how to create a series of photographs inspired by the constantly changing street art at Brick Lane, as well as conducting your own still life shoot on location in the studio – The Old Truman Brewery. The second stage of the course will take you through the process of post-production and how to make your photos print ready.

When not immersed in the camera you will explore the culture and atmosphere that London has to offer. From its many tourist sights to cutting edge art galleries, restaurants and bars.

On Saturday, we will leave the city to head to Caldecotte Lake, Milton Keynes, for VICTA’s annual firework party! The activity will end Sunday morning at Caldecotte Lake.

Within the cost of the course you will take home a 1m by 2m printed banner displaying your fabulous photos. Plus, you will gain the Arts Award Explore qualification – an entry level 3 award.

All participants are expected to make their own travel arrangements to and from the meeting points at the start and end of the trip.

Find out more and apply

 

Photography Last-minute place!

Photography with VICTA - Last-minute place is available
Venue:
Brick Lane, London and Caldecotte Lake, Milton Keynes
Time:
TBC - Please apply ASAP if you would like to join us!
Phone:
01908 240 831
Date:
06th October 2019
Cost:
£100


A Last-minute place is available!

Try photography with VICTA and the London Institute of Photography

Join VICTA and the London Institute of Photography (LIoP) in trendy Brick Lane, East London, an area now extremely popular with London’s edgy and artistic crowd, to learn how to take stunningly creative photographs in your own signature style.

Who: 18 to 29 years
When: 6 to 10 November 2019
Location: Brick Lane, London and Caldecotte Lake, Milton Keynes
Cost: £100

Please apply ASAP if you would like to join us!

Find out more and apply

During the day you will be inspired by professional photographers to explore the key elements of lighting, composition and styling. You’ll learn how to create a series of photographs inspired by the constantly changing street art at Brick Lane, as well as conducting your own still life shoot on location in the studio – The Old Truman Brewery. The second stage of the course will take you through the process of post-production and how to make your photos print ready.

When not immersed in the camera you will explore the culture and atmosphere that London has to offer. From its many tourist sights to cutting edge art galleries, restaurants and bars.

On Saturday, we will leave the city to head to Caldecotte Lake, Milton Keynes, for VICTA’s annual firework party! The activity will end Sunday morning at Caldecotte Lake.

Within the cost of the course you will take home a 1m by 2m printed banner displaying your fabulous photos. Plus, you will gain the Arts Award Explore qualification – an entry level 3 award.

All participants are expected to make their own travel arrangements to and from the meeting points at the start and end of the trip.

Find out more and apply

 

Public Votes & Metro wins £6,000!

A Huge Thank You to who Voted at MCF Awards!

Metro Blind Sport is to receive a £6000 Community Award from the London Freemasons following an unprecedented public vote.

The charity was one of many to be nominated by Freemasons in London, with local people voting to decide the level of their Award. They were part of 178,801 people who voted across England and Wales.

The Community Awards are a major part of Freemasonry’s 300th anniversary celebrations. The Masonic Charitable Foundation is distributing three million pounds to 300 charities across the country, with the public vote deciding on the range of Awards from £4,000 to £25,000.

Roy Smith, Director of Sports development Officer at Metro Blind Sport  said:

“The grant of £6,000 which we have been awarded following the public vote is hugely important. We are very grateful to all of our friends who took the trouble to support us.

We plan to use this money to increase our offer of a wide range of activities, for all ages of blind and partially sighted people living in the greater London area and to help towards our training video project aimed at a variety of vision impaired sports.

The Masonic Charitable Foundation obtains all of its funding from Freemasons, their families and friends.  It is estimated that half of Freemasonry’s total charitable expenditure of over £33m goes to charities that help people in communities across the country.

The Provincial Grand Master from London Freemasons said:

“We are delighted so many people voted in London. Metro Blind Sport was one of the charities nominated by local Freemasons and I know they will use their £6 thousand grant to continue with their outstanding work.”

About the Masonic Charitable Foundation

The Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF) is one of the largest grant-making charities in the country. Funded entirely through the generosity of Freemasons and their families, the MCF awards millions of pounds each year to local and national charities that help vulnerable people, advance medical research and provide opportunities for young people.

The MCF also helps to fund vital services such as hospices and air ambulances and regularly contributes to worldwide appeals for disaster relief.  In total, MCF support helps to improve the lives of thousands of people every year in England, Wales and internationally. As well as providing grants to charities, the MCF supports Masonic families with a financial, health or family need. Visit www.mcf.org.uk

 

Invitation to London Disability Swimming Club!

Venue:
London Aquatic Centre, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, E20 2ZQ
Time:
8.30 am - TBC
Phone:
Venue tel. 020 8536 3150
Date:
27th November 2016
Cost:
Free


Invitation to London Disability Swimming Club!

  • Do you live, work or study in a London Borough
  • Do you have classifiable disability
  • Can you swim at least 50 metres

If the above applies to you, then the London Disability Swimming Club invites you to try out for the Swimming club

Date: Sunday the 27th November Time: 8.30am
Venue: London Aquatic Centre, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, E20 2ZQ
For more information please contact Emma
Contact 
 Email: emmaldsc@gmail.com
Venue Telephone number: 020 8536 3150

London Disability Swimming Club  is a competitive swimming club for people with a classifiable disability from all across London. we meet once a month at London Aquatic Centre, where our swimmers receive an hour and a half of training from our specialist coaches.

The club attends the London regional swimming championships once a year. We also travel to represent the region at Nationals.