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David (in the shade) reconnoitres this years sponsored walk. I wonder where?

Photographs sent in by Mike Wilson.

David on Back Tor

SVIWG's May Walk with the Peak Park Rangers

Photographs sent in by Mike Wilson.

SVIWG May Rangers walk

SVIWG May Rangers walk

APRIL - SVIWG was nominated by Lynne Wheater for her £200 Cash Coder competition winner.

Photographs with thanks to the GOOD NEIGHBOURS NEWS.

Good Neighbours services offers practical help to older people - helping people to stay independent whilst providing friendly social contact and making sure they are safe and well. Anyone interested in getting help from the Good Neighbours or helping out, please contact southyorkshirehub@royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk

TSVIWG Members accept GNN Cheque

Lynne Wheater with £200 cheque

Christine's March Walk in the Limb Valley on a Lovely Sunny Day

The walkers stop on the bridge at Whirlow Park. Something's making Ken giggle (Janet??)

The Limb Valley March 2018

HATHERSAGE on February's Sunday Walk

Eric uses the stepping stones to cross the stream below Green's House with the help of guides Janet and Mary. Barley the guide dog waits her turn patiently. The walk was led by Mike Wilson.

Hathersage stepping stones


Members of the Rotary Club of Abbeydale and invited guests on their annual David Wortley Memorial Walk which this year took them on a route through the grounds of Chatsworth Park in spectacular January weather with a keen frost and gin-clear visibility.

Pictured at the Hunting Tower and the Cannon Kissing Gate are: SVIWG member Eric with guides, Anne and June together with SRSB Fundraising and Marketing Officer, Jane and her husband Adam.

The Rotary Club of Abbeydale enjoys a close, friendly and supportive relationship with SRSB and SVIWG.

Photos courtesy of Mike Cox, Rotary Club of Abbeydale.

Walking through the Cannon Kissing Gate
The group at the Hunting Tower


On behalf of the group, a cheque for £100 is being received by our treasurer Stan Wainwright from Skipton Building Society's Branch Manager - Allison Edgeler and Christie Ali the Customer Adviser (right) at their Pinstone Street branch.

Skipton Building Society donate a cheque


SVIWG FUNDRAISING CHALLENGE 2017... Sheffield Round Walk
This year on Saturday 17th June a band of some 20 walkers, visually impaired and their guides, tackled the 15+ miles of the Sheffield Round Walk. We are raising money for Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind and SVIWG. This was tough challenge for the Group. Not only is the distance twice what we would normally walk in a day, it is also tough going in places because of the hilly nature of Sheffield's terrain. Those participating are seeking sponsorship for the challenge. Please be generous in this very worthy cause. You can sponsor individual walkers or you can donate on line at: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sviwgsheffieldroundwalk17. There is a link on SRSB website. Thank you for your support.

Nigel leading our walk (Ecclesall Wood)
Nigel our leader entering Ecclesall Wood

Climbing the steep steps in Beauchief Park
Climbing the steep steps in Beauchief Park

Having a brief respite at Beauchief Abbey!
Participants having a brief respite at Beauchief Abbey!

The walkers striding out through Chancet Wood
The walkers striding out through Chancet Wood

Not far to go now! Walking around Broadfield Playground
Not far to go now! Walking around Broadfield Playground - much to the amusement of the children


Chris Gamble with the group The Group's walkers visited Firth Bank, Wincobank with leader Chris Gamble

Ken dressed as a Knight

The Group recently visited the Royal Armouries in Leeds where Ken Bower couldn't resist dressing up in fighting armour. Fortunately, no one was hurt in the filming of this event. Although, Ken's guide dog Barley was last seen heading home at considerable speed towards Sheffield! Photographer Norman - February 2017

Fund Raising at Manchester Veladrome November 2016

Ken preparing for his bike ride

Ken Bower with his guide dog Barley,and his partner getting ready for their fund raising bike ride.

Ken preparing for his bike ride

Photographer Mike West guide

Saturday 9th July. In hindsight a weekend day is not the best. Hundreds of people came through the doors, however a large percentage were families with young children.

There was lots of interest shown, and all 20 copies of SVIWG's July Newsletter were taken as well as a lot of the new leaflets we had printed. So you never know - a new face may appear on one of our organised walks, we will see.

Many Many thanks to Norman, Ken, Barley (the guide dog who was the main attraction), Paul, Eric and Joe, who lent their support. It was much appreciated, thank you all. David Cadet.

A big thanks to David who funded this himself much appreciated. Photo thanks to Jo Fagan

Our Fund Raising Visit to Morcambe Bay Photo Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind - Autumn 2015

Members Crossing the Bay

Crossing the Bay Photo Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind - Autumn 2015

Members Getting Wet!

Getting Very Wet! Photo SRSB - Autumn 2015

Crossing the Sands

Crossing the Sands Photo SRSB - Autumn 2015

Members Gather

Morcambe Photo SRSB - Autumn 2015

baby Larry Christmas 2016

Thank you Joanne and Brett for the lovely photo of baby Larry. - Christmas 2016.

SVIWG members on their Isle of Man holiday 2015

SVIWG members taking a rest from walking. - Isle of Man holiday 2015.

Ken enjoying his steam train ride - Isle of Man 2015

Ken in control. - Isle of Man 2015

walking in the snow

Walking in the winter snow
photo by Eric (Chairman) (2010)

Eric in glider with pilot

Our Chairman, Eric, and his pilot preparing for take-off in their glider.
(Nov 2010)

walking with the peak park rangers in winter=

Walking with the peak park rangers in winter (thank you rangers!)
photo by Eric (2010)

Sylvia and Jean=

Sylvia and Jean
photo by Xin Chang (Nov 2011)

back marker Jack=

The backmarker, Jack, and his wife, Ann enjoying their walk
photo by Xin Chang (Nov 2011)

stepping stones=

Crossing the stream with a little help!
photo by Richard (2003)

dog getting over style=

Harry trying to push his guide dog, Happy, through a gap in the style. Breathe in Happy!
photo by Richard (2003)

Photos for the Gallery

If you have any photographs of the group that you would like to show on our website: www.sviwg.co.uk, please let me know. Christine Whittaker synedramblers@gmail.com.
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