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Are You Interested ......?

We often hear of the bad experience people have when being diagnossed with a visual impairment and the impact it has on their lives and families.  At Sutton Vision we are considering establishing a counselling service for VI people, a service which is distinctly lacking locally and nationally.  We need to gauge the response from local VI people as to whether they feel a counselling service would be welcome and used.  Please get in touch with your views,  info@suttonvision.org.uk or telephone 020 8409 7166.


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Guided Tour of Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Club and Museum

On Tuesday 14th November 10.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. why not join a guided tour of Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Club & Musuem.  The tour has been arranged by South West London Vision and South East London Vision.  The cost will be £5.00.  For more information please contact Alex Pepper on 07970 725 620 or e-mail him alex.pepper@pocklingtontrust.org.uk


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V I Discovery Day Science Museum

On Saturday 14th October the Science Museum will be holding a series of free events for families with VI members.  Object handling, tactile textiles and immersive story telling sessions. For more information contact Fede Marzari at federica.marzari@sciencemuseum.ac.uk or telephone 020 7942 4086.


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V I Women's Group "Get Moving"

As part of the VI Women's Group activities on Monday 16th October 12.30 - 15.00 there will be a Zumba class for you to join.  This will be delivered by qualified instructors from Illuminate Freedom who specialise in delivering dance and exercise sessions to VI groups.  This class is open to all group members no matter your physical ability.  It is possible to join in from the comfort of a chair; its all about moving your body and having some fun.

There will be a charge of £3.00 for this event which will be payable on the day.  Places are limited so please register your interest a.s.a.p to avoid disappointment.  Registration to be made with Alex Pepper (TPT) by e-mail: alex.pepper@pocklington-trust.org.uk.

Participants are reminded to wear appropriate clothing and footwear for exercise.

As part of this event there will also be a guest speaker from the employment team at Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) who will be talking about gaining employment as a VI person.  There will be healthy snacks and soft drinks provided and of course plenty of opportunity to socialise with everyone.

This event and the group in general is open to a wide range of ages from the women'sVI community across the South of London and we invite residents from all South boroughs to join in.


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National Eye Health Week

This is National Eye Health Week, time to educate people about the importance of eye health and help prevent avoidable sight loss.

Did you know one in five people will live with sight loss in their lifetime?  Having an eye test can be the first step to saving your sight.

From Monday 18th to Sunday 24th September, charities, organisation and health professionals working in the sight loss sector will join together to raise awareness of eye health and the importance of having regular eye test.  For more information please contact Sutton Vision on 020 8409 7166 or                       e-mail info@suttonvision.org.uk or visit the RNIB's website www.rnib.org.uk/national-eye-health-week