New activity club opens in Norwich for blind and partially-sighted young people

A new activity club for young people who are blind or partially-sighted has been launched with a morning full of badminton, street dancing and table cricket.

The event on Saturday at the Norman Centre in Bignold Road, Norwich, was a celebration of the new club for four to 14-year-olds that is being run by the charity Action for Blind People and Norwich City Council.

It is being funded by a three-year Aiming High for Disabled Children grant.

Anna Hiscox, from Action, said: 'We are very excited to be able to provide this type of club in Norfolk. It will allow blind and partially-sighted young people to take part in activities they may not otherwise have access to. 'Also, the children are able to meet others in similar situations, helping to build their self-confidence and develop their social interaction, while the families are able to support each other.

'This is the first of many events to take place over the next three years - we want to work with young people and their families to determine the frequency and types of activities, making sure this club is everything they want it to be.'


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She said the club would meet at different locations depending on the activities the young people wanted to do, and so far there are plans to take the children horse riding and snow tubing.

The club is open to all visually impaired children and their siblings. To find out more about the club call 01603 455767 or email anna.hiscox@actionforblindpeople.org.uk. For more information on Action visit www.actionforblindpeople.org.uk

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