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#LoveMyCane – Look UK

#LoveMyCan Share Your Cane Stories! Look UK

#LoveMyCane  Share your cane stories  Look UK

My name is Chris Styles. I’m 21-years-old, I have retinitis pigmentosa and I’m on a mission to get us all loving the cane a little bit more. Many visually impaired people see the cane as an undeniable symbol of blindness, leading to an aversion to using the cane in public and negative attitudes towards this tool.

As a partially sighted person myself, I felt the same way too, and really struggled to come to terms with using my cane. I was ashamed and embarrassed about using it and worried about standing out and looking different. As I used the cane more however, I realised how empowering the cane could be in my everyday life. I, therefore, challenged myself to push through the insecurity and distress, because the long-term positive outcomes were worth the discomfort. I want to encourage everyone who is going through these struggles to love their cane a little bit more and view the cane as a useful and life-saving tool.

Share your cane stories

Using the hashtag #LoveMyCane, get involved, by sharing short videos, quotes or blogs of your own journeys of coming to terms with using your cane. Have you ever struggled with using your cane? If you now love using your cane, let us know why. What advice would you have for a young person struggling to use their cane? Send in your videos, blogs, and quotes with the hashtag #LoveMyCane. If you just want to post a picture of you using your cane that’s also brilliant!

Oh, almost forgot to say, everyone who takes part, will be entered into a draw to win a delicious box of chocolates. So, what have you got to lose? Get involved, #LoveMyCane.

Want some inspiration?

Check out the stories of LOOK mentors and visually impaired bloggers who have gone through this struggle and learned how to love their canes.

From uncomfortable to confident: Learning to embrace my white cane – By Elin Williams

image of Elin smiling and holding cane, image is framed with yellow love my cane logo and look logo.

Link to Learning to embrace my white cane

Learning to Love my Cane – By Holly Tuke

image of Holly holding cane in a park. image is framed with yellow love my cane logo. How I learned to accept my cane – By Chloe Tear

Link to How I learned to accept my cane

Further support

To find out more about learning to use your cane, visit the Guide Dogs Movement Matters Training page, which has information about arranging mobility training.

Look UK website: https://www.look-uk.org/

 

LOOKfest Accessible Family Festival

LOOKfest Accessible Family Festival 26- 29 July

 LOOKfest The UK’s First Accessible Family Festival

RNIB Connect Radio’s Barry Snell chats to Kevin Satizibal from the charity LOOK UK, who are hosting this summer’s LOOKfest – An accessible summer festival for visually impaired young people and their families.

It will take place on July 26-29th, in the great outdoors and under canvass in rural Herefordshire.

26-29 July: LOOKFest

Join us for a weekend of activities, music and discussion, at LOOKFest, our first ever accessible family festival at the Kenchurch Estate in Herefordshire. Feel the festival fever with fantastic performances from vision impaired creatives and get involved in our sport, dance, crafts, creative music sessions and more!

Find out more and book your tickets here.

Fun for all the family! From toddlers to teens, to the truly ancient, there is something for everyone!

Parent / Carer ticket: £55.00
Child ticket (3-18 yrs): £35.00 Under 2s go FREE!

Welcome to LOOKfest! An accessible summer festival for families with a visually impaired parent or child. LOOKfest! will take place on July 26-29th, in the great outdoors and under canvas in rural Herefordshire.

This festival is run by LOOK UK, a charity that aims to empower young visually impaired (VI) people to thrive.  LOOKfest! is a unique event, created by VI people, for VI people. On our beautiful and tranquil festival site, you are free to roam, join in with a host of activities or kick back and relax.

Feel the festival fever with fantastic performances from visually impaired
creatives and get involved in our sport, dance, crafts, creative music sessions
and more!

Camping

If you’re more of a classic camping family, you can choose to pitch your own tent in our sheltered and car-free camping field. LOOK staff and volunteers will be on hand to support you with pitching your tent where needed.

Small caravans can be accommodated, though please be aware that there is no electric hookup available. Caravans will be required to pitch in the parking field, which is adjacent to the camping field.

Camping tent £10 per tent for the full weekend.

Camping caravan (please let us know if you plan to bring a van) £10 per van for the full weekend.

You can book your glamping / camping at the checkout when you book your LOOKfest tickets!

LOOK runs a free peer to peer mentor service which links VI people together
for inspiration, guidance and support. Come to LOOKfest! and meet the
team! Mentors will be running workshops, hosting fun and games and Q&As.

Come and Muck In! Find out Whats On!!

Explore!

Get hands-on with nature! Enjoy our woodland, turn your hand at den making, have lots of fun in our giant sand pit!

Create!

Get creative in our dance, music and craft workshops.

Get Inspired!

Hear from VI people with full lives and interesting stories to tell.

Learn!

Try something new and learn tips and tricks. Build your confidence!

Workshops in: fashion and beauty, self-advocacy, mindfulness, stress management and more.

Play!

Take part in a range of fun team games and try out new sports. Test your trapeze skills and walk the tight rope, supported by our accessible circus crew. Get competitive and join in with a variety of accessible board-games.

Connect!

Meet other families and make friends. Join our discussion groups and Q&A sessions with our fantastic LOOK mentors.

Relax!

Chill out with some yoga or a professional massage.

Chat with new friends over a drink at the bar (cash only, so come prepared!)

The LOOK team are here to make sure you are comfortable and happy and have a great time!

Have fun!

Take in a packed programme of live entertainment including music, comedy and dance from talented VI performers.

If you play an instrument or have a talent to share, bring it along for a jam and join in the fun!

book your LOOKfest tickets!

 

 

LOOKfest Accessible Family Festival

LOOKfest Accessible Family Festival 26- 29 July
Venue:
Kenchurch Estate in Herefordshire,
Rockyfold, Kentchurch Estate, HR2OBL
Time:
TBC - TBC
Phone:
07470872782 / 07464351958
Date:
26th July 2019
Cost:
For 3 Days Parent / Carer ticket: £55.00 Child ticket (3-18 yrs): £35.00 Under 2s go FREE!


 LOOKfest The UK’s First Accessible Family Festival

RNIB Connect Radio’s Barry Snell chats to Kevin Satizibal from the charity LOOK UK, who are hosting this summer’s LOOKfest – An accessible summer festival for visually impaired young people and their families.

It will take place on July 26-29th, in the great outdoors and under canvass in rural Herefordshire.

26-29 July: LOOKFest

Join us for a weekend of activities, music and discussion, at LOOKFest, our first ever accessible family festival at the Kenchurch Estate in Herefordshire. Feel the festival fever with fantastic performances from vision impaired creatives and get involved in our sport, dance, crafts, creative music sessions and more!

Find out more and book your tickets here.

Fun for all the family! From toddlers to teens, to the truly ancient, there is something for everyone!

Parent / Carer ticket: £55.00
Child ticket (3-18 yrs): £35.00 Under 2s go FREE!

Welcome to LOOKfest! An accessible summer festival for families with a visually impaired parent or child.

LOOKfest! will take place on July 26-29th, in the great outdoors and under canvas in rural Herefordshire.

This festival is run by LOOK UK, a charity that aims to empower young visually impaired (VI) people to thrive.  LOOKfest! is a unique event, created by VI people, for VI people.

On our beautiful and tranquil festival site, you are free to roam, join in with a host of activities or kick back and relax.

Feel the festival fever with fantastic performances from visually impaired
creatives and get involved in our sport, dance, crafts, creative music sessions
and more!

Camping

If you’re more of a classic camping family, you can choose to pitch your own tent in our sheltered and car-free camping field. LOOK staff and volunteers will be on hand to support you with pitching your tent where needed.

Small caravans can be accommodated, though please be aware that there is no electric hookup available. Caravans will be required to pitch in the parking field, which is adjacent to the camping field.

Camping tent £10 per tent for the full weekend.

Camping caravan (please let us know if you plan to bring a van) £10 per van for the full weekend.

You can book your glamping / camping at the checkout when you book your LOOKfest tickets!

LOOK runs a free peer to peer mentor service which links VI people together
for inspiration, guidance and support. Come to LOOKfest! and meet the
team! Mentors will be running workshops, hosting fun and games and Q&As.

Come and Muck In! Find out Whats On!!

Explore!

Get hands-on with nature! Enjoy our woodland, turn your hand at den making, have lots of fun in our giant sand pit!

Create!

Get creative in our dance, music and craft workshops.

Get Inspired!

Hear from VI people with full lives and interesting stories to tell.

Learn!

Try something new and learn tips and tricks. Build your confidence!

Workshops in: fashion and beauty, self-advocacy, mindfulness, stress management and more.

Play!

Take part in a range of fun team games and try out new sports. Test your trapeze skills and walk the tight rope, supported by our accessible circus crew. Get competitive and join in with a variety of accessible board-games.

Connect!

Meet other families and make friends. Join our discussion groups and Q&A sessions with our fantastic LOOK mentors.

Relax!

Chill out with some yoga or a professional massage.

Chat with new friends over a drink at the bar (cash only, so come prepared!)

The LOOK team are here to make sure you are comfortable and happy and have a great time!

Have fun!

Take in a packed programme of live entertainment including music, comedy and dance from talented VI performers.

If you play an instrument or have a talent to share, bring it along for a jam and join in the fun!

book your LOOKfest tickets!