Marc taking a well earned rest next to his bike.

Marc did the Mendip Wiggle

Marc Gulwell took part in the 100 mile bike ride on a tandem bike with his friend Dave piloting the bike.  Previous to starting his training Marc had not ridden a bike for 10 years!  The ride took place on the 2nd July 2016 and began just outside Glastonbury.  The route took  the riders through Somerset villages, the Cheddar Gorge and included a steep 850ft ascent at just 15 miles in.

Despite injury  Marc and Dave completed what they set out to do!   Between them they have raised over £1300.

Thank you to both of you for making the commitment to raise valuable funds for Insight.

 

Insight Thanks its supporters in the latest magazine

Issue 14 is out now of the Insight Magazine.

Highlights include: ‘Trive in the Garden’, information on our forthcoming Equipment and Information Day (12th April in case you have not heard) and our Spring sale.

Happy reading and if there is anything that you would like to have included, just let Monica know by dropping her an email – monica.farthing@insight-glos.org.uk or give her a ring on 01242 22 11 70.

Insight Magazine – full PDF

Insight Magazine – Audio is below, click play and the recording will start for you with your defualt player.

Mag 14 Text only

Equipment and Information day Roundup

Over 90 people came along to our Equipment and Information day on April 12th in Gloucester.  Thank you to all of our exhibitors who came along –  Enhanced Vision, Opetelc, Optima, Humanware, Sight and Sound, PVS, Synapptic, Dolphin Computer Access,  and Village Agents.

A special mention for Lyn who made the tea and coffee for everyone!

Some pictures from the day

 

Image shows Marc running a workshop on tablets and mobile phone.

Did you hear the radio?

Our very own Marc Gulwell featured on the Anna King radio show last Monday.  Marc spoke about the technology  that blind people use to make the most of smart phones and tablets.

If you would like to listen to the interview click on the link below, Marc’s bit starts at about 15.20 mins in.

BBC Gloucestershire – Marc G. interview

Don’t forget that if you need any information or advice about technology and how to access it with a visual impairment please just get in touch.   01242 22 11 70

Steph talking to a client.

Record breaking attendance at the last Focus Day!

 

We held our Focus Day on the 19th January at the Low Vision Centre, Albion Street in conjunction with Enhanced Vision, Calibre and Dolphin Computer Access.  Over 70 people attended which is a record for these events.  We will be running more of them throughout the year so please keep an eye on our website and Facebook pages to find out when the next one is happening.

 

 

Blind Runner ran for the Blind

Blind runner Ines Higgins took part in the Bristol 10K on Sunday 31st May to raise funds for Insight Gloucestershire. Ines took up running 2 years ago and has recently teamed up with Rich, a volunteer with Guide Running UK to help her achieve a personal best for the course. Read more