Sight loss charity to host sports day event at Northampton school for those living with blindness

The event will provide a relaxed, friendly and supportive environment for blind and partially sighted people to try a range of outdoor activities including Football, Cricket, Guide Running, and more

Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 9:19 pm
Updated Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 9:22 pm

UK sight loss charity, British Blind Sport, is hosting an inclusive 'Have a Go' sports event for individuals and families living with blindness.

The free event will take place at Kingsthorpe College on Saturday, May 22 from 10am to 2pm. The sport sessions will be hosted together with inclusive coaches and local activity providers. The 'Have a Go Day' will provide a relaxed, friendly and supportive environment for blind and partially sighted people to try a variety of outdoor activities including football, cricket, guide running and more.

CEO of British Blind Sport, Alaina MacGregor, said: “Following the easing of Government restrictions, we are pleased to announce our plans to relaunch our Have a Go and family day events across England.

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The British Blind Sport 'Have a Go Day' event poster.

"Our team has been working hard to provide guidance and implement COVID safe measures to assist blind and partially sighted people to return to sport and physical activity.

"In addition to providing a friendly and safe environment for volunteers and participants to try out various sports, we hope that our Have a Go Days will strengthen local VI clubs membership and broaden the sport's entry-level participation."

British Blind Sport 'Have a Go Days' have been running for five years all over the UK, giving children and adults living with sight loss the chance to try adapted sports. The event will provide an opportunity for blind and partially sighted people in Northampton and the surrounding area to return to in-person physical activity and discover new sporting opportunities.

Ms MacGregor continued: "The events have always been extremely popular, and so we encourage anyone who wants to attend to register their interest.”

The outdoor multi-sports event is being delivered by British Blind Sport in partnership with Northamptonshire Sport, Northampton Association for the Blind (NAB), Northamptonshire County FA, Sports4Fitness and Children First Northamptonshire.

Registration is required prior to the event and is available on the British Blind Sport website.British Blind Sport are looking for the support of volunteers to help at these events; if you can spare some time to help the attendees enjoy the day fully, get in touch with British Blind Sport.

For more information, contact participation officer, David Melville, on 07792 710570 or email [email protected]