Date: Thursday 14 April 2016
Our South Thames team has lent its support to Forest Hill-based Metro Blind Sport for the third time, to help the charity continue assisting blind and partially-sighted people in various sport activities.
We were delighted to donate £1,440 to the charity to help fund archery lessons for its members.
Carol McFetridge, fundraising officer at Metro Blind Sport, says: “The charity provides the chance for visually-impaired people of any age and ability to take part in sport, and we support people primarily in greater London.
“The archery sessions take place once a month and it’s a great sport for our members to get involved in.
“There are 15 regular archers at the moment, so this sponsorship will help us guarantee sessions for them by paying for specialised equipment such as leather arm protectors and finger guards, plus venue hire and coaching.”
This is the third time our South Thames business has sponsored Metro Blind Sport, after we donated to the charity in 2012 and 2014 as well.
“This donation makes such a difference to our members,” continues Carol. “By taking part in sport activities it will help to not only improve fitness but also increase confidence, develop mobility, coordination skills and help our members to avoid social isolation.
“It’s also the chance to be competitive and have fun, so it’s fantastic to have the support of such a well-known company, especially for the third time!”
As well as archery, Metro Blind Sport provides opportunities for visually-impaired people to take part in other sports including football, athletics, bowls, cricket, sailing and skiing.
Carol adds: “We’d like to say a massive thank you to Taylor Wimpey – it’s this kind of support which gives our members the chance to take part in a broader range of sports.”
Susan Joseph, Sales Manager for Taylor Wimpey South Thames, says: “We’re thrilled to lend our support to Metro Blind Sport yet again.
“The charity provides people with opportunities to take part in activities which otherwise might be quite difficult, so we feel it’s really important to help this cause. We hope everyone has a great time taking part in the archery lessons!”
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