News from Sight Support Ryedale
2018 Fundraising Calendars are on Sale now
Our 2018 Calendars are now available at the cost of£5:00 each. Thanks to generous sponsorship of local businesses and a supportive photographer/designer, every penny from the sale of the calendars will go to Sight Support Ryedale. The calendars feature wonderful Assistance Dogs living with their owners in the Ryedale area. Available from the Sight Support Ryedale office and Norton Hive Library.
Music and Movement for All
Great Britain’s successful Olympic year has inspired many people across the country to take up a sport and remain active. However, for some, this is not always possible due to age, sight or mobility problems.
Sight Support Ryedale, a local charity which supports blind and visually impaired people living in Ryedale, is pleased to be able to offer its low impact exercise class ‘Music and Movement’ to all sighted or visually impaired members of the Ryedale community. The fitness session is one of many activities which it currently organises for its members.
“This gentle fitness session has been a regular social activity for our sight impaired members for some years now” said Nicole Hingley, Activities Co-ordinator. “We, and our sight impaired members, believe that many other people in the wider community would also benefit from the class, therefore we have opened the sessions to the local community.”
Ann Ruddick, Sight Support Ryedale member and regular attendee at the Music and Movement session said. "As a visually impaired person, I find it difficult to attend a mainstream exercise class, as I am not able to follow the movements of the instructor. These sessions are fantastic! Our instructor describes carefully and clearly what she wants us to do, and I’m able to follow her instructions with confidence. It allows me to move around freely, and at the end of each session I feel stimulated mentally and physically." Ann continues: "Several of our members are elderly, but the Music and Movement sessions allow them to exercise gently, which is helping them to stay mobile. Anyone looking for low-impact fitness in a friendly environment would certainly benefit from joining us. The extra bonus is that each session ends with a welcome cuppa, delicious cake and plenty of chat."
The Music and Movement classes take place fortnightly on Tuesdays at the Parish Hall, Hallgarth, Pickering from 2.30pm until 4.00pm. The sessions, which cost £5.00, are led by a trained fitness instructor. Tea and cake are included and the lively conversation is free of charge! People of all levels of fitness are welcome whether sighted or visually impaired; for more information please contact Sight Support Ryedale by calling Tel 01653 698860 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Sight Support Ryedale are part of 'Malton in Bloom'
Sight Support Ryedale are part of Malton in Bloom, which is aiming to fill Malton town with beautiful flowers through the Summer of 2017.
Our two hanging baskets are now in pride of place outside the office. The baskets have been put together with donations from our members and volunteers
Sight Support Ryedale have produced 4 colourful baskets, 2 for our office and 2 to hang outside the St Catherine's Hospice Charity Shop in Malton.
If you would like to get involved with Sight Support Ryedale either as a member or a volunteer, please message us or call the office on 01653 698860.