Galloway’s new events programme

Galloway’s Society for the Blind is a local charity supporting around 6,500 blind and partially sighted people across Sefton and Lancashire. It has just released its programme of events from December until February next year.

A spokesperson for Galloway’s says: “Everyone is welcome to join us on our activities and trips out, so please ring 01704 534555 or email: southport@galloways.org.uk for further information on anything that interests you from our events.

“Our Southport branch is based in Wright Street where we have a stock of specialist equipment in our Sight Advice centre and serve West Lancashire and Sefton.

“We provide specialist training in Eccentric Viewing Techniques, Basic computer instruction through to specialist training in Guide and Jaws and also teach Braille (Sefton Residents only, arranged through Social Services).

“We also hold information days, which enables us to bring together national and local service providers to demonstrate some of the latest innovations in technology, resources and services available.”

People are advised to call in: Monday, Wednesday, Friday   9:30 am – 4:30 pm and Tuesday and Thursday by appointment.

Programme of events

December 2017
Friday 1
10:00 to 11:00 – Braille (Sefton Residents only, arranged through Social Services) 13:00 to 14:00 – Book Club

Monday 4
10:00 to 12:00 – Craft morning – externally led by WEA
10:00 – Local Walk. Ring James on 01772 744 148 for details and to book a place
13:30 to 14:30 – Quiz

Wednesday 6
13:00 to 14:30 – Bingo

Friday 8
10:00 to 11:00 – Braille (Sefton Residents only, arranged through Social Services)
10:00 to 12:00 – ‘Swinging Arts’ music session
13:00 to 15:00 -Ten Pin Bowling, Ocean Plaza

Monday 11
10:00 to 12:00 – Craft morning – externally led by WEA
13:30 to 14:30 – Games Afternoon

Wednesday 13
12:30 for 13:00 – Christmas Lunch at Prince of Wales Southport

Friday 15
10:00 to 11:00 – Braille (Sefton Residents only, arranged through Social Services)
10:00 to 14.00 – Synapptic and Vision Aid Exhibition

Monday 18
10:00 to 12:00 – Craft morning – externally led by WEA
13:30 to 14:30 – Quiz

Wednesday 20
11:30 to 15:30 – Christmas Party at the centre – including buffet lunch, booking essential to allow for catering

Friday 22
10:00 to 11:00 – Braille (Sefton Residents only, arranged through Social Services)

The Centre will be closed from Friday 22nd December until Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

January 2018

Wednesday 3
13:00 to 14:30 – Bingo

Friday 5
10:00 to 11:00 – Braille (Sefton Residents only, arranged through Social Services)  at Southport centre

Monday 8   

10:00 to 12:00 – Craft morning – Externally led by WEA
13:30 to 14:30 – Quiz

Tuesday 9
10:00 to 15:00 – ‘Online Today’ learn how to use technology to keep in touch, order shopping, and many more useful tips and hints on staying connected
10:00 to 12:00 – Southport Visually Impaired Group meet at Lord St West Church

Wednesday 10
13:00 to 14:30 – Bingo

Thursday 11
12:00 to 14:00 – Ormskirk Group@ The Parish Church

Friday 12
10:00 to 12:00 – ‘Swinging Arts’ music session
10:00 to 11:00 – Braille (Sefton Residents only, arranged through Social Services) 13:00 to 15:00 – Ten Pin Bowling, Ocean Plaza
13:00 to 14:00 –Book Club

Monday 15
10:00 to 12:00 – Craft morning – externally led by WEA
13:30 to 14:30 – Games Afternoon

Wednesday 17
11:00 to 12:30 – Bingo

Thursday 18
12:00 to 14:00 – Ormskirk Group @ The Parish Church

Friday 19
10:00 to 11:00 – Braille (Sefton Residents only, arranged through Social Services)
10.30 to 14:00 – Woodwork – come and try your hand at making something – tools and wood provided!

Monday 22
10:00 to 12:00 – Craft morning – led by WEA
13:30 to 14:30 – Quiz

Tuesday 23
10:00 to 12:00 – Southport Visually Impaired Group meet at Lord St West Church.

Wednesday 24
13:00 to 14:30 – Bingo

Thursday 25
12:00 to 14:00 – Ormskirk Group@ The Parish Church

Friday 26
10:00 to 11:00 – Braille (Sefton Residents only, arranged through Social Services)

Monday 29
10:00 to 12:00 – Craft morning – led by WEA
13:30 to 14:30 – Games Afternoon.

Wednesday 31
13:00 to 14:30 – Bingo 

February 2018

Thursday 1
12:00 to 14:00 – Ormskirk Group@ The Parish Church

Friday 2
10:00 to 11:00 – Braille (Sefton Residents only, arranged through Social Services)
13:00 to 14:00 – Book Club

Monday 5
10:00 to 12:00 – Craft morning – led by WEA
13:30 to 14:30 – Quiz

Wednesday 7
13:00 to 14:30 – Bingo

Thursday 8
12:00 to 14:00 – Ormskirk Group @ The Parish Church

Friday 9
10:00 to 12:00 – ‘Swinging Arts’ music session
10:00 to 11:00 – Braille (Sefton Residents only, arranged through Social Services)
13:00 to 15:00 – Ten Pin Bowling – Ocean Plaza

Monday 12
13:30 to 14:30 – Games afternoon

Tuesday 13
10:00 to 12:00 – Southport Visually Impaired Group meet at Lord St West Church 

Wednesday 14
13:00 to 14:30 – Bingo

Thursday 15
12:00 to 14:00 – Ormskirk Group @ The Parish Church

Friday 16
10:00 to 11:00 – Braille (Sefton Residents only, arranged through Social Services)
10:30 to 14.00 – Woodwork – come and try your hand at making something – tools and wood provided!

Monday 19
10:00 to 12:00 – Craft morning – led by WEA
13:30 to 14:30 – Games afternoon

Wednesday 21st February
13:00 to 14:30 – Bingo

Thursday 22
12:00 to 14:00 – Ormskirk Group @ The Parish Church

Friday 23
10:00 to 11:00 – Braille (Sefton Residents only, arranged through Social Services)
12:00 to 14:00 – Microwave cookery.

Monday 26
10:00 to 12:00 – Craft morning – led by WEA
13:00 to 14:30 – Quiz

Tuesday 27
10:00 to 12:00 – Southport Visually Impaired Group meet at Lord St West Church.

Wednesday 28
13:00 to 14:30 – Bingo

 

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