Tuesday, 16 April 2013

David Clout from New Club 'The Vic' was today's phone-in guest



David Clout from Borehamwood and Radlett Talking Newspaper society was our telephone guest for today.  He has recently set up 'The VIC' (Visually Impaired Club) in Borehamwood  for those people with sight problems.  David was made chairman of the Borehamwood and Radlett Talking Newspaper Society 8 years ago, making recordings available on audio cassettes until a few years ago when they migrated to memory sticks.  He felt however that blind and partially sighted residents, particularly those that were house bound, needed catering for also.

The Vic starts a trial run on Friday 19th April followed by a Grand Opening on the 26th, hosted by Mayor Pat Strack, who was responsible for co-ordinating and appropriating funds for the VIC.  Those who feel difficulty in attending can rest assured that the Herts Community Transport team are able to pick them up from nearby areas.

The Vic will offer a range of activities, indoor sports such as stick-ball, table tennis and carpet bowls through to more passive pursuits from cards and scrabble to bingo, reading, musical activities and so on.  There also will be a possibility of creating and performing in plays.  

The club's launch and consequent events will be on Fridays at Maxwell Park Community Centre from 1.30pm - 4.00pm, open to the over 25 blind and partially sighted members of the community.

For more information call David on 01923 854403

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