Donations to Metro

Participation in sport provides blind and partially sighted people with opportunities to integrate into society, to build peer group friendships, to increase confidence and self-esteem as well as gaining valuable physical exercise and improved fitness, health and wellbeing.

We need the support and involvement of individuals, companies and trusts to enable us to provide a broad range of sporting activities, first class facilities and coaching for all visually impaired people across Greater London. The performances of our Paralympians in the London 2012 Olympics has shown what can be achieved at an elite level. To ensure that blind and visually impaired people at a grass route level have the same opportunities, to achieve their personal goals, means protecting and developing our current activities. This is where you can a make difference

How you can support the work of Metro


We need to raise the following towards our core activities:

Archery:
£60 2 hours session hire of Southfields Community Centre
£60 3 coaches for a 2 hour coaching session
£100 Guide tripod & bows

National Athletics Championships:
£500 Winners Medals
£650 Hire of Electronic Timers
£1,800 Hire of track
£1,200 Accommodation for our junior athletes from eg: Birmingham & Edinburgh
£1,700 Hire of Mile End Stadium London E14

Bowls:
£20 Hire of Green
£200 Set of Bowls
£245 Set of woods
£1,000 20 weeks coaching

Cricket:
£30 Umpire per game
£100 Specialist Sportswear per player
£150 Hire of Lords Cricket Ground / Highgate Woods for practise & matches.

Football / Futsal:
£25 Coach per session
£30 Hire of Score Centre per hour
£225 15 x Training Tops
£750 15 x Kits
£750 15 x Tracksuits

Tennis:
£15 Per Club Polo Shirt
£44 Hire of courts @ the Islington Tennis Centre
£50 Coach per 2 hour session £90
£90 Per set of 10 Sound-balls (specifically adapted for VI Tennis)
£300 Coaching Courses
£4000 National Tennis Championships at the National Tennis Centre (Roehampton)

If you would like to make a donation, please click on the button at the top of the page to donate via PayPal.

Ambitious for the future


We want to provide more support for our individual members and move our club to a new level by taking a leading role in the development of sport for blind and partially sighted people. Our aim is to:

• Target specific VI groups and communities and develop new projects tailored to their specific needs.

• Work with new partners to deliver more sporting opportunities and increase participation.

• Fund our thriving cricket and bowls teams to take part in international events.

• Fund permanent part time administrative support to ensure that we grow and develop on a sound footing.

Our supporters


We would like to extend our gratitude and thanks to the many individual donors and sponsors who have given their support in all shapes and sizes throughout 2013. We would also like to thank our Grant Funders for 2013 including:

• Primary Club.
• The William Young Foundation
• Gunners Fund
• Co-Operative Community Fund
• Greggs Foundation

We look forward to working closely with more of you throughout 2014.

If you would like to know more about Metro’s funding please e-mail our Treasurer at amanda.green@metroblindsport.org

To discuss opportunities on how you can support METRO please contact our fundraising officer Carol McFetridge on 020 7653 9784 / or email carol.mcfetridge@metroblindsport.org




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