Inaugural Event for Blind and Partially Sighted People
Thornaby Pavilion will host the first Royal National Institute of the Blind Connect group meeting in the Tees Valley. RNIB Connect is a growing community that brings together over 27,000 people across the UK affected by sight loss including friends, families and carers.
Connect will be led by blind and partially sighted people and will be an ideal opportunity to socialise, receive support and take in some physical activity.
Teesside’s Community Connectors Gold Medal winning Paralympian Denise Ross and Alison O’Donnell will be in attendance as participants can try their hand at indoor bowls, archery and curling
Left to Right: Allan McDermott (Tees Active Sports Academy Manager) Denise Ross (Teesside Community Connector and Paralympian Gold Medal Winner), Alison O’Donnell (Teesside Community Connector), Paul Bambrough (Thornaby Pavilion Assistant Manager)
The group which will be meeting at Thornaby Pavilion on a monthly basis are having their first meeting on Thursday 7th December 1pm at Thornaby Pavilion.
Michael Hall RNIB North East Volunteer Co-ordinator said “We are delighted to be working with Tees Active in establishing this Connect Group in Thornaby Pavilion. We are looking to include a physical activity element to the meetings which I believe will mean we are the first Connect Group in the UK to have such an element to the project. Connect is the ideal opportunity for blind and partially sighted to meet and receive information on a whole host of topics,”
To confirm your attendance or receive further information on Connect please contact Michael Hall on (01642) 265246 or Email:Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org