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Sensory Walks: Kew Gardens 11 Aug

Sensory Walks in Kew Gardens!
Venue:
Kew Gardens, Kew, Richmond, London, TW9 3AE - Meet at the Guides' desk, Victoria Gate Plaza
Time:
11.30 am -
Phone:
020 8332 5643
Date:
11th August 2019
Cost:
FREE


These sensory guided walking tours are for visitors with sight loss and their carers, and are led by one of Kew’s specially-trained tour guides.

Tours take place on the second Sunday of every month (starting February) at 11.30am and last about 60 minutes. Walks start from Victoria Gate.

These tours are free, and free entry to the Gardens is included for visitors with sight loss and their carers. Places are limited so please register in advance to avoid disappointment.

Forthcoming dates for sensory guided walking tours

  • Sunday 11 August, 11.30am
  • Sunday 8 September, 11.30am
  • Sunday 13 October, 11.30am
  • Sunday 10 November, 11.30am
  • Sunday 8 December, 11.30am

Please register in advance

Contact

If you would like to attend, free of charge, please email discovery@kew.org
or call Rosie on 020 8332 5643.

DATE AND TIME

Second Sunday of every month (from 10 February to 10 November 2019)

11.30am

LOCATION

Kew Gardens, Kew, Richmond, London, TW9 3AE
Meet at the Guides’ desk, Victoria Gate Plaza

PRICE

Free, and free entry to the Gardens is included for visitors with sight loss and their carers

 

This tour has been created in partnership with VISOR Richmond and Richmond Talking Newspaper

 

Walking for Health gets Lottery Funds

Ramblers Walking for Health gets Lottery Funding

The Ramblers Walking for Health programme has received £275,000 National Lottery funding from Sport England.

The programme works with partners across England to help up to 80,000 less active people a year to get moving through short, regular, led group walks in their communities.

The funding from Sport England will run for 18 months from April 2019 and will allow the Ramblers to evolve the programme.  There will be new investment in data and digital platforms, support for walk leaders, and engagement with a wide range of stakeholders to explore ways to sustain the programme after September 2020.

Ramblers Walking for Health works with 370 local partner schemes including local authorities, NHS bodies, other charities and volunteers to deliver over 1,800 short weekly walks led by 8,300 trained volunteers across England.

The programme provides physical and mental well-being improvements and works to tackle inactivity amongst the least active groups, including women, older people, and those with long-term health conditions.

As well as supporting the transition to a more sustainable future, the new funding will help Ramblers Walking for Health support new schemes where there is a local need, and develop new projects in London and Manchester aimed at supporting 50 women into volunteer leadership positions with more flexible roles and development opportunities

Vanessa Griffiths, Ramblers chief executive said:

“Over the past seven years we have helped hundreds of thousands of less active people to get moving and this funding will ensure that this work can evolve. We are delighted to be working with Sport England and partners to take forward and improve this fantastic programme so that it can continue to impact on people’s lives long into the future.”

Sarah Ruane, Sport England’s strategic lead for health said:

“A large focus of Sport England’s work is helping provide more appropriate and supportive opportunities to get active for the 38% of the population who are currently not doing enough activity to benefit their health. Walking could play a major role as it is free and accessible to a large percentage of the population.

“That’s why we’re delighted to be using National Lottery funding for the development of the Ramblers Walking for Health programme which helps people who would like to walk in a group or who may need a bit of extra encouragement.

“The partnership will ensure the Ramblers Walking for Health programme can be even more targeted towards those who currently do least activity and is in a sustainable position for the future.”

The new funding from Sport England is in addition to funding of £88,870 from the Building Connections fund of the National Lottery Community Fund, to deliver Friendship Walks with people who have experienced bereavement.  That 21-month project began in January 2019 and will be delivered in parts of London, Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol with Cruse Bereavement Care, Ramblers Walking for Health schemes, Ramblers groups and other local partners.

Ramblers Walking for Health is England’s largest programme of health walks. Brisk walking counts towards the 150 minutes moderate activity that we all need to do each week to stay active.  The benefits of regular walking for people who are not sufficiently active are huge including longer lives, less coronary heart disease and stroke, fewer colon and breast cancers, few hip fractures as they age, reduced risk of dementia, reduced risk of depression, less stress and better sleep, and improved mental sharpness and memory.

 

Walking: London bridges 24 March!

London Bridge's Walk with MSSC
Venue:
Starting at Putney Station , The bridges of London
Time:
TBC - TBC
Phone:
Date:
24th March 2018
Cost:
Free


Walking taking in a maximum of 16 of London’s bridges with MSSC!

Merton Sports Social Club For Blind And V I next walk is almost upon us and it is a BIG ONE!  it is much more of an independent distance walk, taking in a maximum of 16 of London’s bridges, as well as Battersea park, The London Eye, The Millennium bridge and the Tower of London and Tower Bridge.

Starting at Putney Station on the Morning of Saturday 24th March, we will set of in pairs or bigger groups of similar ability on a route that criss-crosses the Thames and, for those with the stamina, will end up at Tower Bridge.  You will need good footwear, walking boots or sturdy trainers as the London pavements can take their toll.

As this is an urban walk, we regret to say it is not practical for guide dogs as they will have to remain on the lead all the time and this places much greater burden on a pair of walkers.

As you all know, the advantage of this route is that when you and your walking partner have had enough (or just stopped at too many pubs along the way) you can drop off the route and take the tube or train back to the station of your choice.

To aid with the planning, Richard needs just a few bits of information to help him think about the pairings, which will be finalised when we all gather at the start at Putney.  Of course, if you already have your own pair sorted, let him know.

1) Let him know you are coming by sending an email to richard.frewin@blueyonder.co.uk

2) Let him have the mobile phone number you will use on the day so we can keep track of any pair that walks quickly or stops too often.

3) Give him an indication of your ambition for this walk:-

            a) Putney to Vauxhall which is about 7 miles

            b) Putney to Waterloo which is about 11 miles

            c) Putney to Tower Bridge which is about 15 miles

You should plan to carry a rucksack with some walking essentials:-

  • waterproof coat
  • gloves, hats, etc depending on the weather
  • your lunch if you don’t intend picking it up along the way
  • a water bottle, even if it is cold
  • a big chocolate bar or other energy food
  • your travel card / oyster / contactless card
  • mobile phone

Look forward to seeing many of you on 24th March.  Exact timings will be issued by email and on the MSSC Walking Section facebook group as soon as confirmed.

The Walking Section Team

Highlights info row image website: www.mssc.org.uk

Walking: 16 London bridges 24 Mar!

London Bridge's Walk with MSSC

Walking taking in a maximum of 16 of London’s bridges with MSSC!

Merton Sports Social Club For Blind And VI next walk is almost upon us and it is a BIG ONE!  it is much more of an independent distance walk, taking in a maximum of 16 of London’s bridges, as well as Battersea park, The London Eye, The Millennium bridge and the Tower of London and Tower Bridge.

Starting at Putney Station on the Morning of Saturday 24th March, we will set of in pairs or bigger groups of similar ability on a route that criss-crosses the Thames and, for those with the stamina, will end up at Tower Bridge.  You will need good footwear, walking boots or sturdy trainers as the London pavements can take their toll.

As this is an urban walk, we regret to say it is not practical for guide dogs as they will have to remain on the lead all the time and this places much greater burden on a pair of walkers.

As you all know, the advantage of this route is that when you and your walking partner have had enough (or just stopped at too many pubs along the way) you can drop off the route and take the tube or train back to the station of your choice.

To aid with the planning, Richard needs just a few bits of information to help him think about the pairings, which will be finalised when we all gather at the start at Putney.  Of course, if you already have your own pair sorted, let him know.

1) Let him know you are coming by sending an email to richard.frewin@blueyonder.co.uk

2) Let him have the mobile phone number you will use on the day so we can keep track of any pair that walks quickly or stops too often.

3) Give him an indication of your ambition for this walk:-

            a) Putney to Vauxhall which is about 7 miles

            b) Putney to Waterloo which is about 11 miles

            c) Putney to Tower Bridge which is about 15 miles

You should plan to carry a rucksack with some walking essentials:-

  • waterproof coat
  • gloves, hats, etc depending on the weather
  • your lunch if you don’t intend picking it up along the way
  • a water bottle, even if it is cold
  • a big chocolate bar or other energy food
  • your travel card / oyster / contactless card
  • mobile phone

Look forward to seeing many of you on 24th March.  Exact timings will be issued by email and on the MSSC Walking Section facebook group as soon as confirmed.

The Walking Section Team

Organisation Name: Merton Sports and Social Club for the Blind (MSSC)
 
Short name MSSC
Street Address
c/o The Guardian Centre
Colliers Wood
SW19 2DX
 Phone 020 8540 5446
Public Contact  Roy Benjamin
Public Contact – Position Chair
Public Contact – Email roybenjamin@blueyonder.co.uk
Activities
Merton Sports and Social Club is a community based integrated club for visually impaired and sighted members. Socials every Tuesday at Guardian Centre. Activities include tandem cycling, bowls, darts, swimming, quizzes.

 

Country Ramble – Sat 17th Oct- London Sports Club For The Blind

This is a reminder that London Sports Club For The Blind are doing a
country ramble on Saturday 17th October 2015 in Godalmming, Surrey.

The walk is for 7 miles through farmland, woodland, along the river
Wye and through the villages of Shackleford and Peper and a pub lunch
or a packed lunch if you prefer to bring one.  The walk is supported
by the Surrey And Beyond Ramblers who will lead the walk and provide
individual guides.

I will be meeting at London Waterloo overground station between 9.15am and 9.30am outside the ticket office to catch the 9.45am train so allow time to get your ticket.

Please let me know a week before you intend coming  (by Saturday the 12 Oct )

so I can get an idea of numbers for the walk.

Contact: Russell Bailey

Tel 07711 659851

London Sports Club For The Blind