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East London Vision Sight & Information Day

23/07/2015
The Sight & Information Day is an opportunity to explore a range of daily living, technical, communication and mobility equipment that is suitable for people experiencing some form of sight loss.

Where: Epicentre, 41 West Street, Leytonstone, E11 4LJ
For more information please contact ELVis on
Tel: 020 3697 6464

Metro Athletics Open 2015

20/06/2015
Date: 20th June 2015
Venue: Mile End Stadium, Tower Hamlets

Download Form:Entry Form
Ian Francis (Metro - Sports Development Officer)
Tel. 07814 751643, Email. Ian.francis@metroblindsport.org

Blind Cricket England v India - The Kia Oval 28th May 2015

28/05/2015
Blind Cricket England v India - First Twenty20 International, The Kia Oval 28th May 2015

This event is planned to start at 17:30 doors open at 16.30 and the nearest tube station is the Oval on the northern line. The ground is on the opposite side of the road from the station. Guide dogs are very welcome and it is free for all to attend.

Junior Guide Running Workshop

27/05/2015
Date: Wednesday 27 May 2015
Time: 6.30pm - 8pm
Age 11+
Where: Hall Place Sports Pavilion Bexley DA5 1PQ
Contact: Lynne Atkinson or Tel. 077183 94825

Metro Unstuck on Sticky Wicket

18/05/2015
After, what on a Saturday feels like a crack of dawn start – meeting at King’s Cross at 8.30, Metro’s defence of their BCEW league title did not get off to a good start in Wakefield this weekend...

Article by Paul Toplis

The Online Today Project - Online and digital training for people with sight or hearing loss

13/05/2015

A new project will provide everyday digital skills to 125, 000 people with sight or hearing loss or both. The scheme will help adults who have sensory loss to overcome the barriers they often face when it comes to getting online and benefiting from technology.

Online Today is open to anyone who has sight or hearing loss, whether from birth or later in life. Anyone who would like to find out more about how Online Today may be able to help them, or a friend or relative, or would like to find out about volunteering, can call the RNIB Helpline

Tel. 0303 123 9999 or Email onlinetoday@rnib.org.uk

Devils Defeated By Belligerent Bulldogs

09/05/2015
The 2015 Metro home cricket season started later than planned, the Metro game against Northants having not taken place, with the visit of the RNC Bulldogs from Hereford to play the Devils... The Devils were keen to get back to winning ways after their game in Gloucestershire and the start of the day was a good one as the Bulldogs captain called heads only to see the coin land showing tails and Dave elected to bowl to give Devils the best chance of a win...

London Metro FC - The season 2014/15

28/04/2015
Report by Gareth Jones

Growlers Pip Devils at Cheltenham Ladies Day

27/04/2015
Half centuries from Brenda Cassell and Elise Bezuidenhout were the standout performances as the Gloucestershire Growlers beat the Metro Devils by 5 wickets with one over to spare in Cheltenham on Sunday 26th April.

Metro Devils 180/4 dec after 24 overs
Gloucestershire Growlers 181/5 in the 23rd over

To read full Report by David Samuels click here

Metro Annual Ski Trip 2015 - Beitostolen in Norway

23/04/2015
On the 8th of March 2015 a group of 23 (including 5 sighted partners) left the UK on six different flights for Beitostolen in Norway to take part in the 52nd Ridder Week. I arrived at 5.30 am at Heathrow terminal 5 (which is massive) and came across Mike and Mo Brace wandering around in the duty free.

Eleven of us were newbies to cross county skiing. So what were our first impressions? It was a three hour journey by coach to the hotel. Not being one for sight seeing tours for obvious reasons, even I couldn't fail to be impressed by the scenery en route.

After checking in and eating far too much of the excellent food in the restaurant it was off to the sports hall to meet our individual guide for the week... read full article by Joanna Turnbull

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