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New Group for Visually Impaired Women

On Wednesay 14th June 11.00 - 14.30 Croydon Vision are launching a new group aimed at blind and partially sighted women living in the South of London. This will be a fantastic opportunity for women with a VI to meet each other in a casual space with refreshments provided. To find out more or to register your attendance please contact Croydon Vision on 020 8688 2486 or e-mail info@croydonvision.org.uk by Tueday 6th June.


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Accessible App to find ATM's

Thomas Pocklington Trust has helped develop a fully accessible smart phone app which will enable visually impaired people to locate ATMs more easily. The app has been launched by LINK & enables users to easily locate ATMs based on access needs.  Searches can be filtered to find ATMs that have audio assistance plus other services.  The app is GPS enabled to show the ATM that is closest to you.


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Sutton Vision Talking Tables Dottie's Teahouse Carshalton

Join us on the last Tuesday of each month, at 10.00 a.m. – 12.00 noon at Dotty’s Teahouse, 108 High Street, Carshalton for a tea/coffee, free information and advice. 

 

To find out more please contact 020 8409 7166 or e-mail info@suttonvision.org.uk

Unfortunately Tallking Tables at the above venue has been cancelled, to find out more please contact 020 8409 7166 or e-mail info@suttonvision.org.uk 

 

 

 


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Wandle Park Open Day - Wednesday 28th June

Alex Pepper (Project Co-ordinator Thomas Pocklington Trust) has kindly forwarded the following information to be circulated to Sutton Vision members.

Croydon Vision, the Wandle Trust and Wandle Park are teaming up to run an open day for blind and visually impaired people, across the Croydon, Merton and Sutton boroughs. This event is being supported by Santander, who will be providing volunteers to assist with sighted guiding and the planned activities. The event will take place on Wednesday 28th June 10.30 a.m. – 3.30 p.m.

This event will be part of National rivers week. The programme for the day will include the following:

Welcome and short talk by Andrew Dickinson from the Wandle Park about the history of the park and the rejuvenation of the river Wandle. An opportunity to go pond dipping, led by David Gill from the Wandle Trust, with support from the Santander volunteers. A picnic lunch and a short talk form David Gill about the river Wandle and its wildlife.

In the afternoon there will be an opportunity to do some river work and conservation, this will include a litter pick and an opportunity to put on waders and wellies and get into the river. There will also be tea and cake to finish the day. This is an opportunity for you to be as hands on as you want to or just enjoy sitting on the bank of the river and enjoying the surroundings of Wandle Park.

If you would like to join the group you would need to meet at the park which is situated right next to Wandle Park Tram Stop. It can be arranged for a volunteer to meet you at the Tram Stop or local station if requested.  

If you are interested then you will need to register your interest with Alex either call him – 07970 725 620 or email – alex.pepper@pocklington-trust.org.uk.


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Kew Gardens - Thursday 8th June UNFORTUNATELY THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Alex Pepper (Project Co-ordinator Thomas Pocklington Trust) and a colleague are planning a day trip to Kew Gardens and would like to offer some of the places to Sutton Vision members, there are only five places on offer so if you would like to attend please register your interest with Andrea on 020 8409 7166 or e-mail andreadix@suttonvision.org.uk by Wednesday 17th May at the latest.  Due to limited space places will be given on a “first come first serve basis” .

You are able to take a sighted carer / friend if you wish.  Entry is free to VI individuals; you will need to take your registration card with you. 

Unfortunately transport will not be provided.  Trains run from Sutton BR Station to Kew Gardens, this journey will involve two changes (Clapham Junction and Richmond).