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Walk Leaders and Volunteers in London Needed!

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Walk Leaders and Volunteers Needed!

The project

Metro Blind Sport has secured funding to deliver a walking programme so that blind and partially sighted Londoner’s can collectively benefit from attending walks in various London Parks.

The Metro Blind Sport Walking Project will allow blind and partially sighted Londoners, particularly those who are least active or require support to remain active, to take part in an activity that is easily accessible. It will enable the participants to not only improve physical fitness but equally as importantly, to develop peer support and networks.

We know that walking has many benefits and this programme also provides a great opportunity to deliver activity away from the many restrictions that are being placed on indoor sport.

We need your help

We are now recruiting for paid walk leaders and for volunteers to help deliver the programme. We intend to choose approximately 6-8 parks, throughout London rather than hold the walks in a regular location.

If you are interested in being part of the project from a delivery perspective, then please get in contact. We are seeking to recruit up to 4 walk leaders that could lead sessions on a regular rotational basis. Walk leader training would be provided.

Get in contact

If you would like to part of this exciting project, please email martin.symcox@metroblindsport.org or call Martin on 07508 958927.

 

Do you know someone who might be interested?

Then if useful, please download and share this word document:

Download Walking Programme Document

The word document above contains all this pages information

 

What do Walk Leaders do?

During a walk, walk leaders are at the front, middle or back of a group – making sure everyone is safe and happy. Along with Metro Blind Sport staff, leaders will help to plan routes, support walkers and act as ambassadors for walking – showing people that walking really can make a big difference to their lives.

 

What Skills to I need as a Walk Leader?

The main skill we need from our walk leaders is an enthusiasm for walking and its benefits!

 You don’t need any particular experience, but we love our leaders to be friendly and welcoming, with good communication skills; reliable, punctual and well organised; confident at speaking in front of small groups; able to take control and be assertive when needed and observant and sensitive to the needs of others.

 

How much time do I need to give as a Walk Leader?

Most of our walks are short, around an hour or less. Including travelling, preparation and paperwork, leading a single walk close to home typically takes around 2 and a half to 3 hours, plus meeting and greeting participants, occasional meetings and refresher training. We are hoping that our Walk Leaders can attend two walks per month.

 

What about payment?

Travel expenses would be paid for walk leaders and volunteers. For the regular Walk Leaders, payment of £25 per hour is available. Walk Leaders would need to invoice Metro Blind Sport on a monthly basis. Travel expenses can be claimed in addition to the hourly rate.

 

Volunteers

We are also recruiting for volunteers that will support the Walk Leaders. We would expect the volunteers to be friendly and welcoming with a good, open communication style to support blind and partially sighted people to navigate the walks. We are hoping that our volunteers can attend regularly but there is no commitment to attend each week. Training would be provided. Travel expenses can be claimed for volunteers.

 

Get in contact

If you would like to part of this exciting project, please email martin.symcox@metroblindsport.org or call Martin on 07508 958927.

 

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News & Events Update – 24 March 2021

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News & Events Update

This week we have more good news about activity resuming. It is great to share the positive information, and let’s hope this will continue.

Tennis

Tennis is coming back! Due to the exemption for disability sport announced last week for indoor activity, we can get back to sessions from Wednesday 14th and Friday 16th April, subject to the Government rubber-stamping the exemption. Islington Tennis Centre have provisionally booked us in. As soon as everything is confirmed, we will let members know.

Football

We are pleased to say that the football sessions at the Score Centre will be resuming shortly for the same exemption reasons. They will commence in April, and we are just finalising arrangements with the facility. As soon as the details are agreed upon, we will share the information with members.

 

Ride Side-by-Side with Bikeworks and Metro Blind Sport

Just a reminder for everyone, we start these sessions next week, and these are fully booked, which is excellent news.We have sessions running every week, so please do get in contact if you want to attend sessions in April. They will be on the following days:

  • Tuesday 6th April
  • Wednesday 7th April
  • Tuesday 13th April
  • Wednesday 14th April
  • Tuesday 20th April
  • Wednesday 21st April
  • Tuesday 27th April
  • Wednesday 28th April

There will be two time slots available on each of the days. Session 1 is from 9.30 am until 11 am, and session 2 is from 11.30 am until 1 pm.

If you are keen to come along to one or more of the sessions, then please email Martin. martin.symcox@metroblindsport.org

 

Audio Described Breathwork Practice with Claire Miller

Claire Miller is back doing some work for us, and this time we have shared an audio described de-stressing video. A perfect way to de-stress in only 10 minutes. Use it to get away from the screen and make well-being part of your day! Your mind and your eyes will thank you! Breathwork practice helps release mental, physical, and emotional stress and creates feelings of openness, peace, gratitude, clarity, communication, and connection.

Access the session here: https://youtu.be/CGqzDlB6SLA

 

Bowls

Last week we mentioned the bowls sessions starting at Paddington Bowls Centre after 12th April for outdoor bowls. Due to the recent changes, we may secure some indoor bowling, and we are investigating options now.

Thanks to Sport England funding, we have secured several memberships to the bowls centre so that playing is free of charge. We will keep the bowls players updated on the details of reopening when we get further information.

If new players would be keen to try bowls, then please get in touch with Charlie charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org, and we can invite you along for a game.

 

Shape up with Spurs

Sessions continue on Zoom on Wednesday’s at 2 pm. If you wish to register interest or find out more, please contact:

Adam Millar  07392091327 Adam.millar@tottenhamhotspur.com

 

British Blind Sport

 Along with their inclusive coaches, British Blind Sport have developed audio-led workouts, covering a wide range of activities such as Yoga, Pilates, HIIT, Boxercise and Strength Training as part of their Active at Home Programme.

Find out all of the details of the live session by clicking herehttps://britishblindsport.org.uk/the-active-at-home-programme/

  

Sense

Sense Active offer a range of inclusive sport and physical activities. They work with experienced instructors and providers who aim to make each session enjoyable, accessible, inclusive and fun. Please contact for booking sense.active@sense.org.uk, but a link to the activities can be found here.

https://tinyurl.com/SenseOnline

 

Walking Programme

We have had a good response from people interested in taking part in our walks in London parks. We are continuing to make the necessary arrangements, but in the meantime, if you might want to join us, then please email martin.symcox@metroblindsport.org to register your interest.

 

News Items

  

Metro at the House of Lords!

 Last week Martin Symcox, Metro Blind Sport CEO, was invited to give evidence at the House of Lords National Sport and Recreation Committee. Martin was in a breakout room with Lord Addington, Baroness Morris and Baroness Brady.

The committee was appointed to consider the effectiveness of current sport and recreation policies and initiatives and the case for a national plan for sport and recreation.

Before the Meeting, Martin contacted a few of our members to get their views. A huge thank you to all who provided their feedback.

Armed with the positive evidence on what sport can help achieve. Martin highlighted the key issues facing young, visually impaired people regarding sport and physical activity directly to the house of Lords.

  • Improve societies awareness and understanding that sight loss isn’t a barrier to participation in, engagement with or enjoyment of sport or physical activity.
  • Increase the skills and knowledge of local sports organisations, providers and facilities about sight loss to make participation in sport and physical activity more accessible and inclusive.
  • Increase the confidence of blind and partially sighted people to take part in sport or get active.

Rainbow Mbuangi, a young man from St. Vincent’s school, joined Martin and shared how his confidence grew considerably since fully partaking in a range of sports he couldn’t previously!  Now Rainbow is a Merseyside Blind and Visually Impaired Football Club player and part of the England Blind Football squad.

It was a rewarding experience for both Martin and Rainbow as they engaged the Lord’s Committee in the issues faced, and it is pleasing to know that they are keen to find solutions.

What happens next?

 The committee has been receiving written and oral evidence since December and continue to do so. Historically, evidence committee’s produce a report for the Government based on their findings.  We will update you when we know more.

 

Facebook

Our numbers are growing on the Metro Blind Sport Facebook page. We encourage you to get involved with our new Facebook page, perhaps sharing your results of the weekly challenge with us, link below or sharing any other activity that you might be doing.

This weeks exercise challenge is ” How many Ball Taps can you do in the 30 Seconds?” Described & demonstrated by inclusive sports coach Mark Bullock!  Link: https://youtu.be/f09jzs2yaUo

To visit the Facebook page, please follow this link and give us a follow and a like. https://www.facebook.com/metroblindsport

 

Lawrence Gunther Podcast

Lawrence is a visually impaired blogger in Canada. Join Lawrence for the latest outdoor lifestyle news, environmental issues, outdoor tech reviews, and tips on exploring the outdoors with a guide dog.

http://blindsport.uk/OutdoorLG

 

 An online workshop for better access to outdoor activities

The researchers at University College London need help to understand better the outdoor activities of interest to blind and partially sighted people.

They are running an online workshop to explore ways to improve access to outdoor spaces and activities for the blind community in east London. They welcome blind and partially sighted people interested in sharing their experience and explore the challenges of accessing outdoor activities. The workshop will co-create ideas of technologies, resources and design outdoor leisure, sports, arts, and cultural activities for the disabled community in east London and beyond.

This workshop will be run online over Microsoft Teams on 1st April 2021 and will last approximately 3 hours. There will be multiple facilitators to support equal participation during the workshop. Once registered, participants will be invited to take a short screening survey before the workshop. Participants will be compensated £40 for their time.

This workshop is part of Maryam Bandukda’s PhD research at University College London Interaction Centre and Global Disability Innovation Hub. Maryam’s research explores open space engagement of blind and partially sighted people (details on http://maryambandukda.net).

Full details here: https://tinyurl.com/m5m7r6ky

Who can participate in this study?

The ideal participants for this workshop are:

  • people who are blind or partially sighted by birth or have lost sight later in life
  • age 18 and above residents Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest
  • familiar with online meeting platform Microsoft Teams (optional)

 

 

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News & Online Event Update – 17 March 2021

Weekly online event and news Update 17 March 2021

News & Online Event Update

Please find below information that can help you stay active at home and news about when some of our activities are resuming.

 

Ride Side-by-Side with Bikeworks and Metro Blind Sport

We are nearly fully booked for the Ride Side-by-Side cycling programme that we have organised with Bikeworks in West London for the 30th and 31st March.

However, we have sessions that will be running every week so please do get in contact if you want to attend. Sessions in April will be on the following days:

  • Tuesday 6th April
  • Wednesday 7th April
  • Tuesday 13th April
  • Wednesday 14th April
  • Tuesday 20th April
  • Wednesday 21st April
  • Tuesday 27th April
  • Wednesday 28th April

There will be two time slots available on each of the days, session 1 is from 9.30 am until 11 am and session 2 is from 11.30 am until 1 pm.

If you are a resident within the boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham and the east of Ealing then the Bikeworks pilot may come and collect you on the cycle from your home and drop you back again. For those who want to take part from outside these areas then the cycle will arrange to collect and return you to Latimer Road tube station.

Thank you to the generosity of The Edward Gostling Foundation this project is fully funded and is free to those who attend the cycling sessions.

If you are keen to come along to one or more of the sessions then please email Martin martin.symcox@metroblindsport.org.  We will then connect you to Bikeworks in the coming days.

 

Wheels 4 Me

During last year’s lockdown, options for Disabled people to enjoy healthy exercise outdoors were not equal to those for non-Disabled people. In fact, Disabled people were far more likely to be experiencing isolation and lacking opportunities to be active in fresh outdoor air.

When the regular Wheels 4 Wellbeing cycling sessions in south London were paused, they were able to loan a handful of cycles to individuals. From feedback and observation, Wheels 4 Wellbeing saw that a cycle hire for people to take non-standard cycles away to ride on their own terms, for fitness, to try commuting, to join family activities, or any other regular reason to cycle, would potentially make a real difference to individuals – whether in lockdown or out of it.

Excitingly, Sport England agreed and gave Wheels 4 Wellbeing some funding… and a few months later, they are ready to roll with their pilot scheme.

Find out more details and potentially how you could get involved Link: https://tinyurl.com/Wheel4Me

 

Bowls

Metro is excited about starting our new bowls sessions at Paddington Bowls Centre. The centre has informed us that they will be opening after the 12th of April for outdoor bowls. Metro Blind Sport, with thanks to Sport England funding, has secured several memberships to the bowls centre so that playing is free of charge.

We will keep the bowls players updated on the details of reopening when we get further information. If new players would be keen to try bowls then please get in touch with Charlie: charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org and we can invite you along for a game.

 

Shape up with Spurs

Sessions continue on Zoom on Wednesday’s at 2 pm if you wish to register interest or find out more please contact: Adam Millar  07392091327 Adam.millar@tottenhamhotspur.com

 

British Blind Sport

Along with their inclusive coaches, British Blind Sport have developed audio-led workouts, covering a wide range of activities such as Yoga, Pilates, HIIT, Boxercise and Strength Training as part of their Active at Home Programme.

Find out all of the details of the live session by clicking here https://britishblindsport.org.uk/the-active-at-home-programme/

 

Sense

Sense Active offer a range of inclusive sport and physical activities for people to take part in. They work with experienced instructors and providers who aim to make each session enjoyable, accessible, inclusive and fun Please contact sense.active@sense.org.uk for booking support, link here. https://tinyurl.com/SenseOnline

 

Walking Programme

We have had a good response from people being interested in taking part in our walks in London parks. We are continuing to make the necessary arrangements, but in the meantime, if you might want to join us then please just email Martin martin.symcox@metroblindsport.org to register your interest.

 

News Items

Facebook

Our numbers are growing on the Metro Blind Sport Facebook page. We encourage you to get involved with our new Facebook page, perhaps sharing your results of the weekly challenge with us or sharing any other activity that you might be doing.

To visit the Facebook page please follow this link and give us a follow and a like https://www.facebook.com/metroblindsport

 

Retina UK

The next London local support group meeting is scheduled for Saturday 20 March between 11.00 am and 1.00 pm and will be on the theme ‘technology’. Technology plays a big part in the life of blind or partially sighted person; from cooking, reading, navigation and so much more. New apps and gadgets are being developed and launched all the time and it may be difficult to know exactly what’s out there that could benefit you.

If you have a particular type of technology, app or a theme you would like to hear more about, please do indicate when registering to attend.

If you are interested in attending, please complete the form on their website: www.RetinaUK.org.uk/groups#london or email services@RetinaUK.org.uk and instructions on how to join via your smart device, computer or telephone will be sent to you.

 

Living Paintings

Living Paintings give thousands of blind and partially sighted people the opportunity to borrow our Touch to See books from a free postal library.
Their books are enjoyed at home with family and friends, in schools, or for adults as members of one of their community Touch to See Book Clubs around the country. They have just released their Children’s Impact Report for 2020 which can be read here. https://tinyurl.com/LPaintings

 

Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection is an internationally outstanding collection that contains unsurpassed masterpieces of paintings, sculpture, furniture, arms and armour and porcelain. Built over the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries by the Marquesses of Hertford and Sir Richard Wallace, it is one of the finest and most celebrated collections in the world.

While the Wallace Collection remains closed, they have an upcoming audio-described session that they will be delivering via Zoom on Tuesday 23rd March at 11 am. Details about the session and how to book a place are below:

Spring: Live audio described session

Tuesday 23 March, 11 am-12 pm (via Zoom)
Join Karly Allen to celebrate the arrival of Spring in this live audio-described session (via Zoom), aimed at blind and partially sighted audiences. Find out about The Infant Jupiter with the Nymphs on Mount Ida by Nicholas Berchem and Venus as Spring, a French bronze sculpture, through detailed description with time for questions and conversation.

Places are limited. To book a place please get in touch with Holly at community@wallacecollection.org

Stay safe and best wishes.

Martin and the Metro Blind Sport Team

 

Related news stories

Calling for Walk Leaders and Volunteers in London!

 

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News & Online Event Update – 10 March 2021

Weekly online event and news Update 10 March 2021

News & Online Event Update

Please find below information that can help you stay active at home and news about resuming some of our activities.

Ride Side-by-Side with Bikeworks and Metro Blind Sport

Good news! The first sessions are confirmed for the Ride Side-by-Side cycling programme that we are arranging with Bikeworks in West London.

With organised outdoor sport being allowed from the end of March, we have arranged for cycling sessions to commence on Tuesday the 30  March and Wednesday the 31 March. There will be two time slots available on each of the days; session 1 is from 9.30 am until 11 am, and session 2 is from 11.30 am until 1 pm.

Let me briefly remind you what these sessions are. Ride Side-by-Side will support people getting around West London areas by pedalling (or choosing not to pedal) on Side-by-Side e-cycles.

Participants can make trips of their choice, solve transport problems, have social interaction, and most importantly, get exercise.

If you are a resident within the boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham and the east of Ealing, then the Bikeworks pilot may come and collect you on the cycle from your home and drop you back again.  For those who want to take part from outside these areas, the cycle route can be arranged to collect and return you to Latimer Road tube station.

Thank you to the generosity of The Edward Gostling Foundation; this project is fully funded and is free to those who attend the cycling sessions.

Bikeworks will be arranging the bookings with those people that are keen to attend. For those that have already expressed an interest to take part, you will hear from us this week.

In the meantime, if you are keen to come along, then please email Martin: martin.symcox@metroblindsport.org. We will then register your interest and connect you to Bikeworks in the coming days.

 

Wheels for Wellbeing

Wheels for Wellbeing are thrilled to inform you that they have restarted their sessions at Croydon Sports Arena.

According to the government guidelines, all outdoor sports for Disabled people can continue, despite the national lockdown restrictions, so the managers at the Croydon Arena gave Wheels for Wellbeing the green light to reopen their sessions at their venue.

For now, they are only restarting the Tuesday sessions, with two slots available for bookings: 10 am, and 11 am. They hope to be able to reopen on other days of the week in the near future.

For more info: http://blindsport.uk/WFWUpdate

 

Bowls

We are excited about starting bowls sessions at Paddington Bowls Centre. The centre has informed us that they will be opening after the 12th of April for outdoor bowls. Metro Blind Sport, with thanks to Sport England funding, has secured several memberships to the bowl’s centre so that playing is free of charge.

We will keep the bowls players updated on the details of reopening when we get further information. If new players would be keen to try bowls, please get in touch with Charlie charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org and we can invite you along for a game.

 

Shape up with Spurs

Sessions continue on Zoom on Wednesday’s at 2 pm; if you wish to register interest or find out more, please contact:

Adam Millar  07392091327  Adam.millar@tottenhamhotspur.com

 

Tennis

Online tennis coaching is back this week, with sessions on Wednesday and Friday evening. Come along for a chat and a few tennis drills with fellow Metro Blind Sport members.

Sessions are from 6 pm to 7 pm. To register your interest, please email Charlie Raven charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org

 

Yoga

We just launched a brand new audio described floor yoga class with Claire Miller! The first of four in a new series of 30-minute classes, this video is designed for beginners, so why not give it a try? http://blindsport.uk/FloorYoga1

Remember to subscribe to our youtube channel! I wonder, who will get the coveted 100 subscriber place?

 

British Blind Sport

Along with their inclusive coaches, British Blind Sport have developed audio-led workouts, covering a wide range of activities such as Yoga, Pilates, HIIT, Boxercise and Strength Training as part of their Active at Home Programme.

Find out all of the details of the live session by clicking here https://britishblindsport.org.uk/the-active-at-home-programme/ 

 

Sense

Sense Active offer a range of inclusive sport and physical activities for people to take part in. They work with experienced instructors and providers who aim to make each session enjoyable, accessible, inclusive and fun. Please contact sense.active@sense.org.uk for booking support, link here.  https://tinyurl.com/SenseOnline 

 

Walking Programme

 We have had a good response from people interested in taking part in our walks in London parks. We are continuing to make the necessary arrangements, but in the meantime, if you might want to join us, then please email martin.symcox@metroblindsport.org to register your interest.

We are now recruiting for paid walk leaders and for volunteers to help deliver the programme. We intend to choose approximately 6-8 parks, throughout London rather than hold the walks in a regular location.

If you are interested in being part of the project from a delivery perspective, then please get in contact. We are seeking to recruit up to 4 walk leaders that could lead sessions on a regular rotational basis. Walk leader training would be provided.

We aim to commence the delivery of the sessions from the start of May.

Do you know someone who might be interested?

Then if useful, please download and share this word document:

Download Walking Programme Document

 

News Items

 London Pulse Netball

As part of International Women’s Day on Monday, one of our partners, London Pulse Netball, was proud to announce that they have joined forces with four elite women’s sports clubs to create the pioneering ‘Women’s Elite Sports Partnership’. Coverage and interest from the media have been very positive so far, and more details can be found here https://tinyurl.com/LondonPulse. The team are currently taking part in the Vitality Superleague, and games are being shown on Sky Sports.

 

Facebook

Our numbers are growing on the Metro Blind Sport Facebook page. We encourage you to get involved with our new Facebook page, perhaps sharing your weekly challenge results or sharing any other activity that you might be doing.

To visit the Facebook page, please follow this link and give us a follow and a like https://www.facebook.com/metroblindsport

 

British Blind Sport AGM

The Annual General Meeting of British Blind Sport occurs on Tuesday the 30th of March 2021 at 1 pm, for approximately two hours. This year’s BBS AGM will be taking place using Zoom video conferencing software due to socialising restrictions and government guidelines.

If you would like to attend the AGM, please inform their head office by calling 01926 424247 or emailing info@britishblindsport.org.uk so that they can ensure you have the appropriate documents and the links to join the Zoom call.

Stay safe and best wishes.

Martin and the Metro Blind Sport Team

 

Related news stories

Calling for Walk Leaders and Volunteers in London!

Audio Described: Floor Yoga Class 1

 

 

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News & Online Event Update – 3 March 2021

Weekly online event and news Update

News & Online Event Update

As we edge towards activities being able to resume, please find below information that can help you stay active at home.

Walking Programme

We have had a good response from people interested in taking part in our walks in London parks. We are continuing to make the necessary arrangements, but in the meantime, if you might want to join us, then please just email martin.symcox@metroblindsport.org to register your interest.

Calling for Walk Leaders and Volunteers in London

We are now recruiting for paid walk leaders and for volunteers to help deliver the above Walking Programme. If you are interested in being part of the project from a delivery perspective, then please download this word document: https://blindsport.uk/WalkingDoc

If you would like to part of this exciting project, please email martin.symcox@metroblindsport.org or call Martin on 07508 958927

 

Cycling Programme

The same goes for the cycling programme that we are arranging with Bikeworks in West London.
If you are keen to come along, then please email Martin. We will then register your interest and contact you shortly with all the booking details and the days and times the sessions are running.

 

Yoga

To coincide with the upcoming release of a new set of videos focusing on floor-based yoga for beginners on Metro Blind Sport’s website, Claire Miller, a highly qualified fitness and yoga teacher, from Ruislip talks to us about her journey into yoga and physical activity. Have a read here https://blindsport.uk/AYogaJourney

 

Shape up with Spurs

Sessions continue on Zoom on Wednesday’s at 2 pm. If you wish to register interest or find out more, please contact:  Adam Millar 07392091327 Adam.millar@tottenhamhotspur.com

 

Tennis

After the positive feedback that we have received from members, we have decided to continue to deliver the online coached tennis sessions every other week on Wednesday and Friday evenings. These sessions are fee to attended and are suitable for all ability levels. It is a relaxed atmosphere to play a few tennis drills and keep active.

If you have never played tennis before and want to understand a little more about the game, then please come along with no obligation to play.

New dates are as follows:

March 10th, 12th, 24th and 26th

April 7th, 9th, 21st and 23rd

May 5th and 7th

Sessions are from 6 pm to 7 pm. To register your interest, please email Charlie Raven charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org

 

British Blind Sport

Along with their inclusive coaches, British Blind Sport have developed audio-led workouts, covering a wide range of activities such as Yoga, Pilates, HIIT, Boxercise and Strength Training as part of their Active at Home Programme.

Find out all of the details of the live sessions by clicking here https://britishblindsport.org.uk/the-active-at-home-programme/

  

Sense

Sense Active offer a range of inclusive sport and physical activities for people to take part in. They work with experienced instructors and providers who aim to make each session enjoyable, accessible, inclusive and fun. Please contact sense.active@sense.org.uk for booking support, but a link to the activities can be found here.

https://tinyurl.com/InclusiveSense

 

Multisport – Croysutt Warriors

Croysutt Warriors Goalball Club is continuing to run a session to get people active in Croydon. The sessions include, over a 2 hour period, Goalball, Football and Basketball on an outdoor lit court.

The sessions are run on a Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, and all levels are welcome.

Please phone or email Robin on 07889648925 or Croysuttwarriors@outlook.com

The sessions take place in CR0 6EA.

 

News Items

 Visually Impaired Sailing Association

The Visually Impaired Sailing Association (Visa-gb) have produced a short film which I am sure that our members would be interested in.  This Visa-gb film  https://youtu.be/nPC27FvJQMUshows how Visa-gb empower and encourage visually impaired adults to enjoy offshore sailing. It includes audio description and testimonials from their crew and previous participants. VISA would love to hear what our members think of the film. Please send your thoughts to Lorraine Dodge at info@visa-gb.or.uk.

More information about the Visa-gb programme of activities and how people can join Visa-gb is available from Sue Hogge using this Contact us link https://visa-gb.org.uk/contact and on their website. https://visa-gb.org.uk

Anyone wishing to join Visa-gb can do so using this Join Us Visa-gb link.

https://visa-gb.org.uk/join-our-community/  Membership is free.

 

London Vision

The team at London Vision have produced their monthly London Scene newsletter, which informs people with sight loss about accessible activities and events happening around London, including local society events.

March’s newsletter is full of information so have a read here

https://tinyurl.com/LondonVision

 

Facebook

Our numbers are growing on the Metro Blind Sport Facebook page. We encourage you to get involved with our new Facebook page, perhaps sharing your results of the weekly challenge with us or sharing any other activity that you might be doing.

To visit the Facebook page, please follow this link and give us a follow and a like https://www.facebook.com/metroblindsport

 

British Blind Sport AGM

Annual General Meeting of British Blind Sport is to take place on Tuesday 30th March 2021 at 1 pm, for approximately two hours. Due to socialising restrictions and government guidelines, this year’s AGM will be taking place using Zoom video conferencing software.

If you would like to attend the AGM, please inform their head office by calling 01926 424247 or emailing info@britishblindsport.org.uk so that they can ensure you have the appropriate documents and the links to join the Zoom call.

Stay safe and best wishes.

Martin and the Metro Blind Sport Team

 

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