Monthly: September 2015

Success for London to Brighton Cycle Team!

Many of you will know about the group of 5 cyclists from the Catepillar group who entered this year’s London to Brighton cycle ride to raise funds and awareness for the PAB. The event took place on Sunday 6th September and was a 54 mile cycle ride across a..

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Flower arranging taster session is very well received

There are lots of exciting changes happening at PAB, one of which is introducing different activities for our service user to take part in. Over the coming months we will be trialing some of these at our regular coffee mornings held every 2nd Wednesday. If you have your own..

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Descriptive commentary service at Cambridge United matches

Cambridge United is pleased to announce that for a fifth consecutive year they will be providing a dedicated audio descriptive commentary service for blind and partially-sighted supporters at ALL home League and Cup matches throughout the forthcoming 2015/16 season. Organised and operated entirely by trained volunteers, this service utilises..

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Local radio show for people with disabilities

Radio Peterborough (106.2 fm and online) has a new 2 hour programme called ‘Inspiring Peterborough’ – one of the UK’s only radio shows designed for people with disabilities, their carers and family members. The show which aims to provide aim is to provide advice, news and information goes out..

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PAB raising awareness during National Eye Health Week

The sixth annual National Eye Health Week (NEHW) will take place between 21 – 27 September 2015. Once again, eye care charities, organisations and health professionals from across the UK are joining together to promote the importance of eye health and the need for regular sight tests for all. Click here..

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PAB is given a stall at the Firework Fiesta!

This year’s Firework Fiesta will take place on Saturday the 7th November at the Peterborough Showground. It is run by the Peterborough Rotary club who have been loyal supporters to PAB over the years, giving us generous donations from the profits it makes from this and other events it..

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Blackpool Tower used to promote sight condition

Nystagmus is a condition thought to affect 1 in every 1000 people and it is estimated that around 60,000 people in the UK have it. It is a continuous, uncontrolled ‘to and fro’ movement of the eyes and most people with nystagmus have reduced vision. The Nystagmus Network (NN)..

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Talk about Technology for the Visually Impaired

On Tuesday 22 September 2015 at The Bell Inn in Stilton, Steve Tyler (Head of Solutions, Strategy and Accessibility at RNIB) will be giving a talk on ‘Technology for Visually Impaired – an Inclusive Approach’. The talk, which is free, has been organised by the Institution of Engineering and..

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Have your say on the Eye Clinic Services

Here’s a real opportunity to be heard.  Do you have outpatients appointments at the Eye Clinic at Peterborough City Hospital or at Stamford? Do you ever want to make suggestions about how they could improve the service they provide?  Alan and Mandy, two of PAB’s trustees, are part of..

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BT’s FREE 195 Directory Enquiries Service

BT’s 195 directory enquiries service is free for anyone who isn’t able to read or hold a telephone directory, due to illness or disability. You can use this service even if  BT is not your telephone company. Once you have successfully signed up to the service, all you do..

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