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Further info on our other activities to follow…
Get quizical with the Mayors Quiz
The Quiz due to be held on Thursday, 2nd April, has also been cancelled.
Due to recent developments, we will not be holding the upcoming bowling evening on Wednesday 25th March.
We would love you to come and join us at our next tenpin bowling. Please let Maeve know if you can come; even if you cannot attend this time, but would be interested in the future. Also let Maeve know please and indicate what days you would prefer by calling her on 07710804809.
We are still looking at the possibility of organising a horse riding experience for our members in the Lisburn area later in the year. If you would be interested in taking part, please contact Alberta on 07805338201.
Our walking group has now stopped for the winter but we hope to resume in the spring.
Our walking group organiser, Katy Leach, has decided to take a break from walk organising next year so we will be looking for a volunteer to take this on in the spring. If you would be interested in this please contact David on 07766302496 or via firstname.lastname@example.org.
It will come as no surprise at this stage, that Tandems are currently postponed. Also, we were actively looking at a short cycling holiday in Connemara in late July. At present we are hoping to reschedule the holiday in September. Expressions of interest to Paul Rodgers please.
Our Thursday evening tandems have stopped will be starting again once the bright nights come in. If you would be interested in taking part in this activity in the spring please contact Paul on 07889749992.
Fancy a Run in the Park?
Why not give the Wallace parkrun a try. It is a 5km run that takes place every Saturday morning at 9.30am in Wallace Park, Lisburn. It is free to take part and you simply run at your own pace. If you have registered on line you will receive a time for each run so you can track your progress. But times aside, it is a great opportunity to get out and about and meet other people.
For more information you can access the park run web site at https://www.parkrun.org.uk/wallace/
If you would like to run but need assistance and someone to run with you then contact Tony Barclay at Running Blind (e-mail email@example.com) they have trained volunteers who could run alongside you.
Tony has volunteers at a number of locations so if there is a park run or training course close to you that you would like to try, get in touch with Tony and see if he can help.
Over the years RNIB have been working closely with the IFA at the National Stadium – Windsor Park, to improve accessibility at the Northern Ireland matches. As part of this work they offer a number of free seats for people with sight loss – together with a ‘carer’ – to attend a Northern Ireland match and experience audio description.
The idea is for you to ‘try before you buy’. If you go to a match and find that you enjoyed it then you can buy your own ticket for future games – your sighted guide goes free and you can still access the audio description.
If you have not been to a match since loosing your sight and you would like to try this – then please get in touch with Olive Rodgers. Olive will hold a list of everyone interested and work her way down when advised of tickets. If you are offered tickets but cannot go then you can stay on the list but you go to the bottom again.
You can only get free tickets once as you are expected to pay after this. If you are interested in this, please contact Olive Rodgers on 02890334133.
Lisburn Macular Group
The Lisburn Macular Society Support Group meet on the second Monday of each month from 11am-12.30pm at The Bridge Community Centre, 50 Railway Street, Lisburn. If you need any further details please contact Anna on 07717603551.