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New CEO for Metro Blind Sport

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New CEO for Metro Blind Sport

Metro Blind Sport, the London based charity, which creates fun, accessible sport and physical activity opportunities for blind and partially sighted people, has just appointed Tracie Tappenden as its new CEO.

Tracie was formerly CEO of VICTA, a charity that supports children and young adults with visual impairment and their families, before joining New College Worcester.

Tracie said: “I am very excited to join Metro as CEO.  It is a charity that makes a positive difference, creating opportunities for people to get involved.

“Metro has a brilliant team of active volunteers who support our events. I want to build upon that to generate greater engagement in both participants and volunteers.

“I want to increase membership, particularly among young people. I will also be looking to expand what we offer to include social activities to complement the fantastic breadth of sports that we already have.”

Andrew Law, Chairman of Metro, said: “Tracie joins us at an exciting time as we celebrate our 50th year in 2023.  Undoubtedly, there are more events and activities now available for blind and partially sighted people to get involved in, but barriers do still exist for people to get active.

“Tracie will be central to our work in creating opportunities and breaking down the barriers to sports and social participation.”

Tracie has been involved in the sight loss sector for more than thirty years – initially for support for her child who was born blind.  She added: “I’ve experienced the sight loss sector from both sides – as a parent of a visually impaired child and from working in the sector.

“I am passionate about supporting people to reach their full potential. One of my roles at VICTA was to work with young adults, mentoring them and providing training, which enabled them to grow in so many ways.  To see them becoming confident young adults, able to take on the world of work, socialising and family life was the best reward.”

Tracie takes over the reins of the charity from Martin Symcox.  She said: “Martin has done a great job of increasing the activities available to blind and partially sighted people to take part in sports.  He will be a tough act to follow.”

Married for 35 years, Tracie has four grown up children, three grandchildren and enjoys making ceramics in her spare time.

 

 

Metro Blind Sports Social Networks

Get all the latest blind & partially sighted event information & news as soon as we do!

Metro Blind Sport: Facebook   |  Twitter   |  Instagram   |  LinkedIn 

Metro Blind Sport membership:  more info or Join here

 

 

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Walk in the Olympic Park – 30 June 2022

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Venue:
Olympic Park, London, E20
Time:
11.00 am - 12:00 Noon
Phone:
07966 260089
Date:
30th June 2022
Cost:
FREE


Walk in the Park  – Hyde Park

Thanks to the Sport England Tackling Inequalities Fund, the Metro Blind Sport, ‘Walk in the Park’ is a London walking program for blind and partially sighted people.

  • Our weekly walks will take place across different parks in London.
  • Our walks are free, fun, and friendly – perfect to help you get active and meet new people.

Event Details

Date:  Thursday 30 June 2022

Meet and greet: 11 am at Stratford station. please confirm with the contact below before travelling.

Venue: Olympic Park, London, E20

To book or find out more,  please contact

Lucy Simper lucy.simper@metroblindsport.org  or call 07966 260089

 

Metro Blind Sports Social Networks

Get all the latest blind & partially sighted event information & news as soon as we do!

Metro Blind Sport:  Facebook   |  Twitter   |  Instagram   |  LinkedIn

Metro Blind Sport membership:  more info or Join here

 

 

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Walk in Hyde Park – 16 June 2022

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Venue:
Hyde Park, London,  W2 2UH
Time:
11.00 am - 12:00 Noon
Phone:
07966 260089
Date:
16th June 2022
Cost:
FREE


Walk in the Park  – Hyde Park

Thanks to the Sport England Tackling Inequalities Fund, the Metro Blind Sport, ‘Walk in the Park’ is a London walking program for blind and partially sighted people.

  • Our weekly walks will take place across different parks in London.
  • Our walks are free, fun, and friendly – perfect to help you get active and meet new people.

Event Details

Date:  Thursday 16 June 2022

Meet and greet: 11 am at Hyde Park Corner. As always please confirm with the contact below before travelling.

Venue: Hyde Park, London,  W2 2UH

To book or find out more,  please contact

Lucy Simper lucy.simper@metroblindsport.org  or call 07966 260089

 

Metro Blind Sports Social Networks

Get all the latest blind & partially sighted event information & news as soon as we do!

Metro Blind Sport:  Facebook   |  Twitter   |  Instagram   |  LinkedIn

Metro Blind Sport membership:  more info or Join here

 

 

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Walk in the Park: London Fields – 1 June 2022

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Venue:
London Fields Westside
E8 3EU.
Time:
11.00 am - 12:00 Noon
Phone:
07966 260089
Date:
01st June 2022
Cost:
FREE


Walk in the Park  – London Fields

Thanks to the Sport England Tackling Inequalities Fund, the Metro Blind Sport, ‘Walk in the Park’ is a London walking program for blind and partially sighted people.

  • Our walks will take place across different parks in London.
  • Our walks are free, fun, and friendly – perfect to help you get active and meet new people.

Event Details

Date:  Wednesday 1 June 2022

Meet and greet: 11 am at London Fields Overground station.
Mentmore Terrace, Hackney, E8 3PH

Venue: London Fields, Westside, E8 3EU.

To book or find out more,  please contact

Lucy Simper lucy.simper@metroblindsport.org  or call 07966 260089

 

Metro Blind Sports Social Networks

Get all the latest blind & partially sighted event information & news as soon as we do!

Metro Blind Sport:  Facebook   |  Twitter   |  Instagram   |  LinkedIn

Metro Blind Sport membership:  more info or Join here

 

 

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Athletics Open to all – not just London!

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Athletics Open to all on 11 June 2022

Our Athletic Open on 11 June 2022 at the Mile End Stadium is open to all of the UK!
We even have participants travelling from Italy!   👉  Enter Online

Accommodation

 Hurry Limited subsidised accommodation left at the Travel Lodge, Mile end, 141-147, Mile End Road, London, E1 4AQ

  • For competitors and guides.- Cost £20.00 per night (single room)
  • Competitors under the age of 18 – £10 per night.
  • All other guests will be charged  – £48 per night.

Download: Accommodation Form

Join us for a fun day for all the family!

Open to everyone from juniors to veterans, try field events including the high and long jump, shot put, discus and javelin, or run 60m sprint to 5,000m.

The athletics event is the perfect opportunity for blind and partially sighted people to experience what it’s like to take part in a professionally organised athletics event. We have official starters, scorers, judges, and commentary for the event.

Better still, it is FREE to attend.

Event Details

Date:  Sat 11 June 2022   Time: 12 pm – 5 pm   Cost: Free
Venue: Mile End Stadium, 190 Burdett Rd, London, E3 4HL
Contact: lucy.simper@metroblindsport.org  or call 07966 260089.

To Enter

Please fill in the online form or if you prefer download and complete the entry form below and send it attached via email to Lucy’s email below.

The closing date for entry is Wednesday 1 June 2022.

If you would like help to complete the entry form, please contact our sport development officer. Contact: lucy.simper@metroblindsport.org
or call  07966 260089.

 

How to get there:

By Tube: Mile End station (Hammersmith and City Line, District Line, Central Line) approximately 0.5 miles, 10-12 minutes walking distance to Mile End Stadium.

Directions: Exit Mile End Station, turn left along Mile End Road, take another left onto Burdett Road and continue along the road for roughly 8-9 minutes until you reach Mile End Stadium across the road.

By car: parking is very limited within Mile End Stadium and there is a potential risk of not being able to find a suitable place to park. Only 40 total spaces are available with 3 disabled spaces available. Parking is £1 but restricted to two hours. We recommend travelling by public transport where possible.

 

 

Metro Blind Sports Social Networks

Get all the latest blind & partially sighted event information & news as soon as we do!

Metro Blind Sport:  Facebook   |  Twitter   |  Instagram   |  LinkedIn 

Metro Blind Sport membership:  more info or Join here

 

 

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