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Metro at Sight Village 5-6 Nov!

Metro Blind Sport at Sight Viillage 5- 6 Nov 2019.jpg
Venue:
Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, Kensington, London, W8 7NX
Time:
11.00 am 10.am on Wed - 6.00 pm
Phone:
Venue Telephone: 020 7361 2220
Date:
05th November 2019
Cost:
Free


Metro Blind Sport is at Sight Village at the Kensington Town Hall on the 5- 6 November 2019!

Do come over to our stand and say hello and find out directly from Martin and Charlie about all the new event coming up and what is available to try right now!

Sight Village aims to allow visitors to come and find out more about the latest technology, equipment and support services available to people who are blind or partially-sighted.  If you or a family member have a visual impairment, it could be of great help to visit the show.

There will be a wide range of professionals and organisations attending that support people with visual impairments.

Event details below

Date: 05-06 November 2019  Time: on Tuesday: 11 am – 6 pm and on Wednesday the event starts at 10.00 am
Venue: Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, Kensington, London, W8 7NX
Venue Telephone: 020 7361 2220
Cost: Free

If anyone, members, partner or friends want to help on the stand. You are very welcome.

Please Contact: martin.symcox@metroblindsport.org

 

Horse Riding: Park Lane Stables!

Horse Riding at the Park Lane Stables

Horse Riding at the Park Lane Stables!

Teddington 29th Sept 2019

Charlie and I met eight Metro Blind Sport members at the Teddington Station on Sunday afternoon for a visit to the  Park Lane Stables. They are really unique – as the main yard is located on a residential street just a few minutes’ walk from Royal Bushy Park and just 1 mile from Hampton Court Palace. Park Lane Stables is run Natalie O’Rourke and a dedicated team of BHS instructors, stable hands and horse-mad volunteers.

They offer traditional hacks and horse riding lessons, as well as being a fantastic venue for children’s birthday parties. Park Lane Stables is also renowned for its ever-growing RDA (Riding for the Disabled) provision for children and adults with disabilities and learning difficulties..

Photos from the Horse Riding at the Park Lane Stables event!

 

Many of the members had not been riding previously and there was an equal amount of excitement and nervousness as to what was to be expected. We were greeted by the stables owner Natalie, who along with her team of instructors and volunteers, looked after us for the day.

Our members were matched with their horses and helmets and hi visibility jackets were put on, before the members took it in turns to climb the three steps onto their horses. Once safely aboard, the instructors guided the horses on to the road before walking gently towards the Royal Bushy Park just 200 metres away.

Each member and their horse walked gently through the park, famed for its mix of waterways, gardens and roaming herds of deer. One of two riders even trotted gently at times, ably supported by the team from the stables.

After 30 minute ride through the beautiful landscape, we returned back to the stables for a hot drink and a jaffa cake. Suitably refreshed, members now had time to groom the horses that they had just been riding.

It was a fantastic experience, not damped one bit by the frequent rain showers. The team at the stables were so welcoming, friendly and supportive to those that attended that it made it such a special day.

There were a few nerves from some members but the team made them feel relaxed and at ease, meaning that they could experience riding in great surroundings. The feedback from our members was unanimously positive and I am sure that the stables may receive some repeat visitors and it has certainly made us consider a regular horse riding session for Metro Blind Sport in the future.

report by Martin Symcox

 

Blind & VI Football 19 Dec

Blind & Partially Sighted Football - Brixton - 16 year plus
Venue:
Brixton Recreation Centre GLL ,27 Brixton Station Rd, Brixton, London SW9 8QQ
Time:
6.00 pm - 7.00 pm
Phone:
0208 336 7547   
Date:
19th December 2019
Cost:
Price changes, depending on how many sessions are left. Call to confirm!
Contact:


Blind & Partially Sighted Football Sessions in Brixton with Fulham FC Foundation and Sense!

Football sessions for adults  (16 years + ) who are Blind or Partially Sighted to come and try football.  Whether this is for a first-time footballer or someone with some experience, why not come along and give it a go!

Adult Blind and Partially Sighted Football – Block 1
  • Date: December 19, 2019
  • Details: Thursdays Time: 6:00 pm – 7: 00 pm (During Term Time)
    Half term (21- 25 Oct)
  • Venue:  Brixton Recreation Centre GLL, Brixton Station Rd,  Brixton
  • Age: 5+ years  Cost: £44   for all sessions  Price changes, depending on how many sessions are left. Call to confirm!

To book visit: https://blindsport.uk/VIFootie  or call 0208 336 7547 

Metro would always advise to phone or email the event contacts to confirm there have been no last-minute changes or cancellations.

Website: www.fulhamsoccerschools.com

The video below from the Blind and Partially Sighted Football Programme taster session

 

Blind & VI Football 12 Dec

Blind & Partially Sighted Football - Brixton - 16 year plus
Venue:
Brixton Recreation Centre GLL ,27 Brixton Station Rd, Brixton, London SW9 8QQ
Time:
6.00 pm - 7.00 pm
Phone:
0208 336 7547   
Date:
12th December 2019
Cost:
Price changes, depending on how many sessions are left. Call to confirm!
Contact:


Blind & Partially Sighted Football Sessions in Brixton with Fulham FC Foundation and Sense!

Football sessions for adults  (16 years + ) who are Blind or Partially Sighted to come and try football.  Whether this is for a first-time footballer or someone with some experience, why not come along and give it a go!

Adult Blind and Partially Sighted Football – Block 1
  • Start Date: September 12, 2019  End Date: December 19, 2019
  • Details: Thursdays Time: 6:00 pm – 7: 00 pm (During Term Time)
    Half term (21- 25 Oct)
  • Venue:  Brixton Recreation Centre GLL, Brixton Station Rd,  Brixton
  • Age: 5+ years  Cost: £44   for all sessions  Price changes, depending on how many sessions are left. Call to confirm!

To book visit:  blindsport.uk/SummerFootie  or call 0208 336 7547 

Metro would always advise to phone or email the event contacts to confirm there have been no last-minute changes or cancellations.

Website: www.fulhamsoccerschools.com

The video below from the Blind and Partially Sighted Football Programme taster session

 

Blind & VI Football 5 Dec

Blind & Partially Sighted Football - Brixton - 16 year plus
Venue:
Brixton Recreation Centre GLL ,27 Brixton Station Rd, Brixton, London SW9 8QQ
Time:
6.00 pm - 7.00 pm
Phone:
0208 336 7547   
Date:
05th December 2019
Cost:
Price changes, depending on how many sessions are left. Call to confirm!
Contact:


Blind & Partially Sighted Football Sessions in Brixton with Fulham FC Foundation and Sense!

Football sessions for adults  (16 years + ) who are Blind or Partially Sighted to come and try football.  Whether this is for a first-time footballer or someone with some experience, why not come along and give it a go!

Adult Blind and Partially Sighted Football – Block 1
  • Start Date: September 12, 2019  End Date: December 19, 2019
  • Details: Thursdays Time: 6:00 pm – 7: 00 pm (During Term Time)
    Half term (21- 25 Oct)
  • Venue:  Brixton Recreation Centre GLL, Brixton Station Rd,  Brixton
  • Age: 5+ years  Cost: £44   for all sessions  Price changes, depending on how many sessions are left. Call to confirm!

To book visit:  blindsport.uk/SummerFootie  or call 0208 336 7547 

Metro would always advise to phone or email the event contacts to confirm there have been no last-minute changes or cancellations.

Website: www.fulhamsoccerschools.com

The video below from the Blind and Partially Sighted Football Programme taster session