Vision Impaired bowls is coming to East London!

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East London Vision (ELVis), in conjunction with Metro Blind Sport, Walthamstow Borough Bowling Club and Motivate East would like to invite you to their first Vision Impaired bowls taster session! This event is open to anyone living with sight loss, in East London.

When: Thursday 11 June 2015, 2 – 5.30pm

Where: WBBC, Lloyds Park off Forest Road, Walthamstow E17. Entrances to the park: Forest Road, Winn’s Terrace x2, Winn’s Avenue, Brettenham Road, Aveling Park Road, Cazenove Road and Bedford Road x2.

Nearest Tube/train: Walthamstow Central (over ground train and Victoria line). Alternatively Blackhorse Road Station and then Bus 123 to the William Morris Gallery Entrance. Bus: 123, 34, 97, 215, 275, 357 all run nearby.  A meeting point at a nearby transport link will be available to those who have contacted us in advance.

Visually Impaired Bowls England (VIBE) was founded in 1975 and is made up of more than 50 clubs with around 600 members. Globally, there are 5,000 blind and partially sighted members of the International Association, which makes lawn bowls the largest outdoor activity for the blind in the world!

This is a unique opportunity for Vision Impaired people of East London to play the wonderful game of lawns bowls, on their own patch for the first time. Whether you consider yourself a novice or an expert, we would urge you to come along and pass on your expertise or learn more about this prodigious game.

For more information please contact Hassan Khan at ELVis,

Tel. 020 3694 6464 or Email:

Or Ian Francis (Sports Development Officer) Metro Blind Sport,

Tel. 07814 751643, Email:

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East London Vision (ELVis) is the subgroup for the 7 geographical areas that naturally cover all of east London north of the Thames: • Barking and Dagenham • City and Hackney • Havering • Newham • Redbridge • Tower Hamlets • Waltham Forest. ELVis is designed to provide an effective and efficient way of ensuring that vision impaired people living in East London get the support and services they need. It is an umbrella organisation with voluntary sector, user led representation in each of the east London boroughs. Our vision is that everyone living in East London experiencing, or at risk of, any form of sight loss, receives a high quality service relevant to their need and at a time appropriate for themselves. Our aim is to enhance & link vision impaired services and organisations throughout East London, improving the quality of life for blind and partially sighted people and increasing individual independence.

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