SHEFFIELD VISUALLY IMPAIRED WALKING GROUP

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Group news and views and other items of interest

GROUP PHOTOGRAPHS AND NEWS ITEMS WANTED!
Please send any photos or news items to us and we will put them on our website - sviwg_webmaster@proton.me.
Please send articles for Newsletter to Gail Fagan (tel: 0114 2667764 / email: gail.fagan@guidemail.co.uk)

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SHEFFIELD FESTIVAL OF THE OUTDOORS

A month-long celebration of Sheffield as "The Outdoor City" featuring sporting events, community gatherings, guided walks, outdoor markets, film festivals, and more!
Check out this webpage for more information.

NEW WEB SITE MANAGER

A warm welcome to James Percival, who volunteered through Voluntary Action Sheffield to take over our web site from Chris Whittakker.
Chris set up the web site some 15 years ago and has kept it running for us for all this time.
We are very grateful to you Chris - now you can relax and still enjoy coming out walking with us.

CONGRATULATIONS TO MIKE JACKSON

Congratulations to Mike Jackson who has received an MBE in the new year's honours list for services to the community.

Mike said one of his greatest privileges was joining the SVIWG soon after the group started, leading a Bi-monthly walk taking VI's to places we never dreamed of and indeed VI's who had been long time ramblers and lost their sight later in life they never thought it would be possible again.

The memorable ones like Kinder Scout, Bleaklow and leading a party up Snowdon. Mike was a warden on Kinder and we always knew we were in safe hands.

Well-deserved Mike on behalf of the SVIWG.

SIGHTED GUIDE TRAINING

We are holding a training session perhaps around March time for any new guides wishing to come along. This is also open to any guides who have received training in the past but would like a refresher.

This is a great opportunity as Alison Anthony who works as a Re-hab officer at Howden House who is extremely qualified to give this training. Please put your name down with Sue - it would be good to see our new guides there.
Email: susanmaryhill56@icloud.com

Older News
Peak Park Rangers Walk 22/7/21

VOLUNTEER GUIDES NEEDED

If you are interested, please click here for more information.
Some of our walkers describe their experience in this "Walk and Talk".

You can also look at this brilliant short documentary film, developed by Sheffield Hallam University Students, featuring members of our group.