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Donate to Metro Blind Sport Reactivating Activity!

Donate to Help Metro Blind Sport Continue after Lockdown is over!

Donate to Metro Blind Sport

Metro Blind Sport – Reactivating Activity

Encouraging blind and partially sighted people to be active once the lockdown measures are relaxed, and some form of social distancing remains, will be dependent on how we can help stimulate activity for our members.

In response to Covid-19 pandemic, Metro Blind Sport have had to cease all activity until such time that the government provide guidance about restarting activity in a safe manner.

Please visit our JustGiving page to donate https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/MBSreactivating

The founders of Metro Blind Sport created the charity for four principle reasons;

  • To create sport PARTICIPATION opportunities for blind and partially sighted people;
  • To share INFORMATION on the sporting opportunities available to blind and partially sighted people;
  • To COMMUNICATE the benefits of sport and physical activity on the lives of blind and partially sighted people to participants, national governing bodies, operators and the wider sport and leisure sector;
  • To have FUN.

47 years later, those same four principle reasons remain firmly at the heart of what we do. Visual impairment does not have to prevent people from playing sport.

Encouraging blind and partially sighted people to be active once the lockdown measures are relaxed, and some form of social distancing remains, will be dependent on some significant changes to improve accessibility and access to information and activities. We are therefore asking for your support during these difficult times.

If you can make a donation, however small, it will place Metro Blind Sport in a positive position to stimulate activity as quickly as possible once sport and physical activity can recommence. This could ensure that we can reach as many people as possible, promoting our members physical and mental wellbeing through the power of sport and social connectedness.

Thank you so much for supporting Metro Blind Sport and our blind and partially sighted members.

Please visit our JustGiving page to donate https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/MBSreactivating

 

Coaching VI People Course!

Coaching People with a Visual Impairment - Total price: £8.99

 “What you need to know about coaching VI people of all ages and abilities”

Targeting all teachers at mainstream schools, colleges and universities, NGB’s, Local authorities, SDO’s, Active partnership, Sport England, UKA, Rehab workers, ECLO’s and the Leisure Industry.

Complete this course and you will feel more confident including people with a visual impairment in your sports and activity sessions.

Packed full of helpful tips, practical solutions and vibrant videos*, the 6 modules will increase your knowledge, assurance and skills to be able to coach people with a visual impairment.

Please note: Members of British Blind Sport can enjoy a 33% discount on this course. To get your discount code, contact British Blind Sport on 01926 424 247 or email info@britishblindsport.org.uk<

All videos come with downloadable manuscripts to illustrate the video in further detail along with audio descriptions where possible.

For more informationhttps://blindsport.uk/VICoaching

In this course you will:

  •  Gain a greater understanding of sight loss and eye conditions
  • Explore practical solutions to barriers to participation and help meet individual needs
  • Explore some of the safety considerations to ensure a fully accessible and inclusive environment for people with a visual impairment.
  • Learn how to make adaptations to specific elements of session planning and delivery using the STEP model
  • Understand how to communicate effectively and guide the individual.
  • Plus, you will be able to print out the UK Coaching and British Blind Sport certificate confirming you have completed the course.

Coaching People with a Visual Impairment – Total price: £8.99

For more information – https://blindsport.uk/VICoaching

 

 

Still a few places left on the High Ropes with “Outdoors in the City”!

High Ropes with outdoors in the city

A range of exciting and challenging High Ropes based activities for people living with sight loss in East London.

Group sessions will run throughout the day and may include
Zip Wire, Abseiling, Leap of Faith, Crate stacking, Power Fan, and Gladiator!  Test yourself and have fun on a challenging range of activities designed so you can set your own goals! All sessions will be run by experienced-licensed instructors and supported by volunteers. :

Organisers: ‘Outdoors in the City’, East London Vision and Metro Blind Sport.
When: Sat 25th March 2017, Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm
Where: Canning Town Recreation Ground 3PY, Freemasons Rd, London E16
Meeting point: Stratford Station – (By the red railway engine, opposite the main entrance and ticket barriers) – Time: 9.15am
Cost: £5.00 *Please bring your own pack lunch, hot drinks will be provided, suitable for all ages 8+

20 spaces will be available on a first come first serve basis. Please note priority will be given to those residents in the seven boroughs covered by East London Vision.

IMPORTANT: You will need to wear, trainers, comfortable clothing and possibly gloves and a woolly hat – weather dependent. All safety equipment included, helmets and harnesses will be provided.

Download registration form : http://bit.ly/2lXcOHg

For more information please contact Masuma Ali – Tel No. 020 3697 6464
or Email: masuma