#AMILLIONHANDS A Guide Dogs Leamington Experience

#AMILLIONHANDSb A Guide Dogs Leamington Experience

In the UK, there are more than 2M people living with serious sight loss, including 30,000 Children and Young people

#amillionhands aims to get scouts doing practical things within their community to tackle social issues. Guide Dogs is one of two partners helping young people to understand why individuals are so often Disabled by Society rather than by their disability, and help them to find out what they can do to change this.

Our Invitation.

We are inviting Warwickshire Scout troops to participate in a half-day fun, interactive and competitive session for young people of Scout age that will:

Increase knowledge and Learning

Develop new skills

Develop Teamwork

Provide a chance to meet and interact with young people with sight loss

There are currently three Saturday morning events planned for 2017:

11 Feb, 25 March and 29 April. Each session will have a maximum of five teams taking part from different groups, with five competitors in each team. Where a Troop would like to enter more than one team, they will be invited to attend on a separate day so as to enable greater intergroup competition.

During the morning, participants will:

Have the opportunity to gain Activity and Challenge Badges

Meet some of our dogs and young service users

Receive a certificate in sighted guiding

Represent their Troop in a variety of different challenges

Gain a personal understanding of some of the issues and difficulties faced by individuals with sight loss

Find out more about Guide Dogs and how we improve the lives and mobility of people who are blind or partially sighted.

This is a unique opportunity and we really hope that you’ll help us to make it a success.

For further information and to reserve a place for your troop, please contact:

Penny Hefferan

Volunteer Consultant, Guide Dogs Central Midlands Region

Tel 0118 9838882 – Mobile: 07881 269586

E-mail: penny.hefferan@guidedogs.org.uk

 

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