Low Vision Day 2018 was a huge success drawing in crowds from all over the area. Held at Deaflbind UK, the Deputy Mayor and Deputy Mayoress opened the event which featured stall holders  from local businesses, local agencies and local charities.  There were hands on demonstrations of products as well as a Guide Dogs display and Yoga and Archery tasters.

Peterborough Association for the Blind are very grateful to our Volunteers for helping on the day including the team from AB Agri at Lynch Wood, Peterborough. AB Agri were keen to offer volunteering opportunities to their staff and contacted PAB earlier this year.  Their staff attended our dedicated training session to learn more about living with sight loss and how to guide safely.  On the day they were able to greet, guide and support those with a visual impairment around the venue which was an integral part of day.

The shuttlebus ran smoothly from Queensgate Bus Station directly to the venue meaning that people were greeted at the entrance, with a guide if necessary. Overall a brilliant day was had by all and we received lots of comments about how beneficial the event was for them.

Here are just a few pictures from the day.

PAB Chair Sylvie Wheeler talking with a member

PAB Chair Sylvie Wheeler talking with a member

Deputy Mayor and Deputy Mayoress with Guide Dog

Opening of the event with the Deputy Mayor and Deputy Mayoress

Sylvie Wheeler, Chair of PAB, at the PAB stall

Sylvie Wheeler, Chair of PAB, at the PAB stall

Yoga Taster Session

Yoga Taster Session

Volunteers learning how to guide

Healthwatch and Vivacity stall

General Public Talking around the PAB stall

General Public Talking around the PAB stall

New College Stamford Stall

New College Stamford Stall