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British Blind Sport & Birmingham Vision deliver 'have a go' day, Birmingham!

British Blind Sport and Birmingham Vision are working in partnership to deliver a sports taster event for blind and partially sighted people in Birmingham on Thursday 22nd June from 10am until 4pm as part of Birmingham’s Inclusive Sport Festival. The event is free of charge and open to anyone who is blind or partially sighted, providing an opportunity to try a wide range of sports.

Returning to the city from Saturday 17th to Sunday 25th June, the 5th annual Birmingham Inclusive Sports Festival will run a fantastic programme of sporting activities for those with and without disabilities to try alongside their friends and family members. To celebrate the event, British Blind Sport and Birmingham Vision are delighted to showcase visually impaired (VI) sport, offering anyone with a visual impairment the opportunity to try new activities with a multi-sport taster event. Confirmed activities for the day include: Football, Cricket, Goalball, Gymnastics, Judo, and more (subject to change).

Alaina MacGregor, British Blind Sport CEO, said, "We are delighted to be able to provide these opportunities for the VI community to try different activities locally and find out what a positive effect sport can have on their lives.  Rio 2016 has no doubt sparked interest for many people and we hope that these events will provide new opportunities for those living with sight loss to see if sport is for them.”

Bernadette Dawes, CEO Birmingham Vision stated, "Birmingham Vision are proud to be working in partnership with British Blind Sport to put on Have a Go Days, to give people with a visual impairment a chance to try out different sports and hopefully discover a passion or hobby to pursue. Sport plays such an important part in the lives of many blind and partially sighted people and Have a Go Days ensure that more people will get an opportunity to experience some of the many things on offer."

The British Blind Sport and Birmingham Vision Have a Go Day will take place at Queen Alexandra College, Birmingham, B17 9TG on Thursday 22nd June from 10am -4pm. Online registration is available on the British Blind Sport website: http://britishblindsport.org.uk/have-a-go-days/enter-title-he/

For further details please telephone: 07929 356428 or email participation@britishblindsport.org.uk.

British Blind Sport also needs volunteers to help out at these events, so if you can spare some time to help the visually impaired and blind attendees enjoy the day fully, please get in touch on the info above!