Houses of Parliament - Friday 19th May
Alex Pepper (Project Co-ordinator Thomas Pocklington Trust) is arranging a free tactile tour of the Houses of Parliament.
The tour will take place on Friday 19th May starting at 17.00 and finishing at19.00.
If you would like to attend you would need to meet the rest of the group at London Victoria Train Station. From Victoria you will travel by bus to Parliament. After the tour you will then travel back together to London Victoria Station.
Volunteers will be available on the day, but members are welcome to bring one sighted carer/friend if they wish to. Guide dogs also welcome.
If you are interested in visiting Parliament then you will need to register your interest with Alex by Friday 28 April, either call him – 07970 725 620 or email – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit to Imperial War Museum, London
VISIT TO THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM
This tour has been arranged by Alex Pepper, Project Co-ordinator at the Thomas Pocklington Trust. The tour is open to adults who are blind or visually impaired, and living within the London boroughs of: Croydon, Sutton, Merton, Wandsworth, Kingston and Richmond.
Date: Wednesday 21st June
Venue: Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, SE1 6HZ
The tour of the museum has been specially adapted for blind and visually impaired groups, and will be guided by an IWM member of staff, who will provide direction and detailed description, as well as providing some tactile objects in parts of the tour.
The trip will be facilitated by Alex on behalf of the Thomas Pocklington Trust. Volunteers will be provided by TPT for the day.
Participants will have the option of bringing along a sighted carer or companion if they would prefer to a volunteer. Guide/assistant dogs are also welcome on the tour.
There is an onsite café/restaurant which provides hot and cold food and beverages. Parts of the tour will be staggered between groups, so this café facility will be used as a social and meeting point on the day.
Spaces will be offered on a first come first serve basis, and as places are quite limited, individuals are advised to register their interest as soon as possible.
All enquiries are to be made to Alex Pepper by 1stMay, either via email Alex.email@example.com or by calling him on 07970 725 620.
Further details of times and travel will be sent out in due course.
Croydon Vision Activity Programme for Blind and VI Children
Contact Croydon Vision for more information on their forthcoming activities programme for blind and VI children. Telephone 020 8688 2486, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or www.croydonvision.org.uk
Professional Vision Services Demo Day
Professional Vision Services, supplier and manufacturer of aids for the blind and partially sighted, will be holding a demonstration day at Sutton Vision on Thursday 13th April 10.00 a.m. - 2.30 p.m. To book an appointment please telephone 020 8409 7166. http://www.professional-vision-services.co.uk/