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Sight Opportunity Groups (SLOGs) Activities-June 2019

All sessions are FREE unless otherwise stated.

Oswestry Group meets on Wednesday 5th June, 10 am to 2 pm 

We have our trip to Heulwen Trust, Gungrog Farm, Gungrog, Welshpool SY21 9HW

Kate and Steve, our Shrewsbury volunteers, will meet you at Heulwen Trust for 10:00 am.  You will be enjoying a scenic canal boat trip through some of the most beautiful Welsh countryside. Don’t forget to take along some lunch and a drink.   

Ludlow Group meets on Monday 10th June, 10.10 am -12.30 pm at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre,  Market St, Craven Arms SY7 9RS

We will all meet at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre for a walk around their riverside meadows.  The Onny Meadow walk is listed as being an easy walk for the family with a distance of 1.5 miles.  They suggest allowing yourself 30-90 minutes to complete the route.

The walk will visit their dragonfly hotspot, traditional hay meadow, orchards and the river Onny.  You may want to end the walk by relaxing with a coffee and cake in their café. 

I have arranged for Dial A Ride to be at St Peters Church Hall at 10:10 am, for those who need transport. Liz, our volunteer, will meet you at St Peters to travel with you on the bus. For those of you who have not yet let me know about transport, please call or email me so that we don’t risk leaving anyone behind.  Telephone number 01743 342168/342163 or email us at [email protected]  or [email protected]  

Shrewsbury Cycling at Sundorne Sports Village-Wednesday 19th June, 11 am-12 noon

Our regular cycling session at Sundorne Sports Village will be taking place.

Due to the costs there will be a minimum number of 4 to participate.  Should you wish to take part, please book yourself on by ringing on 01743 342168/342163 or emailing us at [email protected] or [email protected]  We need to know by 15:00 pm on the 3rd Monday of each month before the event on the Wednesday.

You can of course cycle at the Sports Village, every Wednesday, 13:00 – 15:00, for more information please contact Christian Smith the Sports Development Officer at Shrewsbury on 0345 0007 002.

Shrewsbury group meets on Monday 24th June, 2 pm-4 pm at The Lion Hotel, Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury SY1 1UY

We are meeting at the Lion Hotel and will be joined by West Mercia Police, for a Home and Personal Safety talk. Most people already take simple precautions as part of their everyday lives, without realising it. Staying safe is all about anticipating potential problems by listening and being aware of what and who’s around you, and knowing what action to take to stay out of danger.

All SLOG Groups

Due to some activities needing a deposit to secure the booking we now need an expression of interest, please, initially to book the event, followed by confirmation of your attendance two weeks prior to the event, or sooner if you can.  We understand that things can change on the day, this cannot be helped.

The activities where we ask for a small contribution, we will need a minimum of 6 people to participate before we can book the event.  Can we ask that you let us know by contacting us on 01743 342168/342163 or emailing us at [email protected]   or [email protected]

The New Saints

Half Term Activities in Oswestry area (all abilities)

Start Date:
27th May 2019

End Date:
31st May 2019

Start Time:
See poster for details

End Time:
See poster for details

Event title: Half Term Activities in Oswestry area (all abilities)
Venue: See poster for details
Weblink: www.tnsfc.co.uk/foundation
Name: TNS Foundation
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01691 889791
Event description: Between Monday 27th May and Friday 31st May, there will be up to 3 hours of games and activities for young people from the ages of 4 to 14 to take part in in the Oswestry area ie Gobowen, St Martins, Weston Rhyn and Oswestry.

Gill said “The activities are geared and organised to meet the expectations and interests of the full range of ages catered for – so, teenagers are particularly encouraged (of course alongside our younger participants) to come along and see what is on offer for them.  All sessions are fully supervised by appropriately trained and qualified staff.  As usual, those participants attending the activities in Gobowen, Weston Rhyn, St Martins and Ellesmere will receive a free healthy lunch as part of the session”.

Free entry. For further information contact Gill Jones on 01691 889791

TNS May 2019 Activities

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Inclusive parkruns in Shropshire (Oswestry)

Start Date:
20th July 2019

End Date:
20th July 2019

Start Time:
0900

End Time:
Contact for details

Event title: Inclusive parkruns in Shropshire (Oswestry)
Venue: Henley Wood, off Cabin Lane, Oswestry, SY11
Weblink: www.bethphage.co.uk/parkrun
Name: Bethphage
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 272880
Event description: “Parkruns are 5 kilometre runs which happen in public parks around the UK and the world weekly. It is free of charge, easy and safe to take part. Parkrun is not a race and participants can run, walk or do a mix of both.

The organisers want to welcome everyone. Three parkruns in Shropshire are especially inviting people with learning disability to join in and get a taste for this sporting and social activity on these Saturdays this summer.

Participants in parkrun can register and print out a barcode in advance via the website www.parkrun.org.uk if they want to find out the time they take to finish the run. Participants should bring along the barcode of the day.

To find out more about the special parkruns this Summer on this webpage, published by the charity Bethphage: www.bethphage.co.uk/parkrun. If you would like support to take part in one of these parkruns, please email [email protected] or call Bethphage on 01743 272880

To read the full article in our March/April 2019 newsletter about Inclusive parkruns in Shropshire, log in here to access Your Voice, our newsletter https://shropshiredisability.net/newsletter/

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Inclusive parkruns in Shropshire

“Parkruns are 5 kilometre runs which happen in public parks around the UK and the world weekly. It is free of charge, easy and safe to take part. Parkrun is not a race and participants can run, walk or do a mix of both.

The organisers want to welcome everyone. Three parkruns in Shropshire are especially inviting people with learning disability to join in and get a taste for this sporting and social activity on these Saturdays this summer. 

Participants in parkrun can register and print out a barcode in advance via the website www.parkrun.org.uk if they want to find out the time they take to finish the run. Participants should bring along the barcode of the day.

To find out more about the special parkruns this Summer on this webpage, published by the charity Bethphage: www.bethphage.co.uk/parkrun. If you would like support to take part in one of these parkruns, please email [email protected] or call Bethphage on 01743 272880

To read the full article in our March/April 2019 newsletter about Inclusive parkruns in Shropshire, log in here to access Your Voice, our newsletter https://shropshiredisability.net/newsletter/

 

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Ask us anything about Dementia

Start Date:
22nd May 2019

End Date:
22nd May 2019

Start Time:
0930

End Time:
1230

Event title: Ask us anything about Dementia
Venue: Plas Ffynnon Medical Centre, Middleton Road, Oswestry SY11 2RB
Name: Alzheimer’s Society
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01952 250392
Event description: David Latcham from the Alzheimer’s Society will be running an “ask me anything” session about dementia at Plas Ffynnon GP practice, 22 May, 9:30-12:30.

There will be information, resources, and a chance to discuss questions about dementia and support.

Join us this Dementia Week and find out about help available in your locality.

Join us this Dementia Action Week

Shropshire-Libraries

Singing for Memories

Start Date:
16th August 2019

End Date:
16th August 2019

Start Time:
1400

End Time:
1500

Event title: Singing for Memories
Venue: Gobowen Central Library, St Martin’s Road.Gobowen, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 3NP
Name: Gobowen Central Library
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 255031
Event description: Gobowen Library will be running a one hour informal singing session once a month where people can come along and sing their favourite songs from the 50s, 60s and 70s. No need to book. There is no entry fee for this event.

Gobowen

Shropshire-Libraries

Singing for Memories

Start Date:
17th May 2019

End Date:
21st June 2019

Start Time:
1400

End Time:
1500

Event title: Singing for Memories
Venue: Gobowen Central Library, St Martin’s Road.Gobowen, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 3NP
Name: Gobowen Central Library
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 255031
Event description: Gobowen Library will be running a one hour informal singing session once a month where people can come along and sing their favourite songs from the 50s, 60s and 70s. No need to book. There is no fee for this event.

Gobowen

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Bucket Collection at Morrisons 0swestry-Please help us!

Start Date:
12th July 2019

End Date:
12th July 2019

Start Time:
1000

End Time:
1600

Event title: Bucket Collection at Morrisons 0swestry-Please help us!
Venue: Morrisons Supermarket, Station Road, Oswestry SY11 1RA
Weblink: www.shropshire-disability.net
Name: SDN Management Committee
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07970 816030
Event description: Would you please help SDN raise awareness of our work at Oswestry, while having a cash collection for our funds? Your Management Committee really appreciates any help you can give us , We thank the staff at Morrisons Oswestry for enabling this to happen.

Why do we need to raise money for SDN? Unfortunately like all charitable organisations we need finance to operate. We can only operate if we fund-raise as that is our main source of income!

Our shopping list is ongoing but below we give you an idea of why we need to have these collections.

  • Insurance-we have to have insurance to operate, cost £680 per year.
  • SDN Meetings- We have our AGM and Members meeting, cost around £150 each
  • Volunteer Expenses-we re-Imburse volunteers for out of pocket expenses ie car parking, it may not be much but it can mount up and we do not want volunteers to feel they cannot help due to costs.
  • Website-we are continually trying to improve it with upgrades, having a bespoke website means we have costs as well as annual hosting fees, this costs around £700 a year.
  • Stationery-we need paper, envelopes, postage stamps, leaflets printed, updating our information stands means we need laminating pouches, velcro etc badges, labels etc to operate.
  • Equipment-we need banners, stands, USB pens, projector and the list goes on.

On the day we will have a selection of leaflets available and shoppers will have opportunity to talk to us.We need and want to engage with our membership, spread the word about SDN to others who may benefit from knowing about us. We need volunteers to help us throughout the day. so if you feel you can help us, please call 07970 816030 or email [email protected] to offer help for an hour or two.

By giving us your time you are helping to finance our group as “time is money”. We always work in 2′s & 3′s so if you want to be with a friend to help please tell us as we appreciate that as well.

Click here for a list of events 2019: SDN-Dates-Events-for-June-2019-Master (1)

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Sight Loss Opportunity Group-Oswestry

Start Date:
5th June 2019

End Date:
19th June 2019

Start Time:
1000

End Time:
1400

Event title: Sight Loss Opportunity Group-Oswestry
Venue: Heulwen Trust, Gungrog Farm, Gungrog, Welshpool SY21 9HW
Name: Sight Loss Shropshire
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 342168/342163
Event description: Today we have our trip to Heulwen Trust.

Kate and Steve, our Shrewsbury volunteers, will meet you at Heulwen Trust for 10:00 am. You will be enjoying a scenic canal boat trip through some of the most beautiful Welsh countryside. Don’t forget to take along some lunch and a drink.

For more information contacting us on 01743 342168/342163 or emailing us at [email protected] or [email protected]

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Sight Opportunity Groups (SLOGs) Activities-May 2019

All sessions are FREE unless otherwise stated.

Oswestry Group meets on Wednesday 1st May 10 am to 12 noon at Oswestry Library, 9 Arthur Street, Oswestry SY11 1JN

We will be joined in May by Tom, from OsNosh, Oswestry’s Community Kitchen. The aim is to cook free community meals for everyone who is hungry, struggling or just in need of some company, using food that would otherwise be wasted.” You can find them at Holy Trinity Church in Oswestry every Thursday from 12.30 pm.

Ludlow Group meets on Monday 13th May 10.30 am -12.30 pm at St Peter’s Church Hall, Henley Road, Ludlow, SY8 1QZ 

We will be joined by West Mercia Police, for a Home and Personal Safety talk. Most people already take simple precautions as part of their everyday lives without realising it. Staying safe is all about anticipating potential problems by listening and being aware of what and who’s around you, and knowing what action to take to stay out of danger.

Shrewsbury Cycling at Sundorne Sports Village-Wednesday 15th May 11 am-12 noon

Our regular cycling session at Sundorne Sports Village will be taking place.

Due to the costs there will be a minimum number of 4 to participate.  Should you wish to take part, please book yourself on by ringing on 01743 342168/342163 or emailing us at [email protected] or [email protected]  We need to know by 15:00 pm on the 3rd Monday of each month before the event on the Wednesday.

You can of course cycle at the Sports Village, every Wednesday, 13:00 – 15:00, for more information please contact Christian Smith the Sports Development Officer at Shrewsbury on 0345 0007 002.

Shrewsbury group meets on Monday 20th May 2 pm-4 pm at The Lion Hotel, Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury SY1 1UY

We are meeting at the Lion Hotel and will be having a visit from a few guests from Exotic Zoo. Many physiological and psychological benefits have been proven from the study of the human-companion animal bond. From past experience with our other groups this has proved to be a great success.  Apart from the group members finding it educational they were thrilled in being able to handle the animals whilst listening to the history behind them.

All SLOG Groups

Due to some activities needing a deposit to secure the booking we now need an expression of interest, please, initially to book the event, followed by confirmation of your attendance two weeks prior to the event, or sooner if you can.  We understand that things can change on the day, this cannot be helped.

The activities where we ask for a small contribution, we will need a minimum of 6 people to participate before we can book the event.  Can we ask that you let us know by contacting us on 01743 342168/342163 or emailing us at [email protected]   or [email protected]