Date posted 01 Apr 2022

Middlesex Association for The Blind (MAB) are coming to Barnet Copthall Leisure Centre for an inclusive monthly activity event (MAB Activity Day)

We are pleased to announce that Better will be working in partnership with MAB from April onwards within 2022. Sessions have been outlined to take place every first Tuesday of the month between 11am and 1pm at Barnet Copthall Leisure Centre.

Sessions will include chair based exercise, wellbeing talks, visually impaired sports, yoga/pilates, and of course plenty of refreshments. Recurring monthly sessions aim to provide the MAB society with a safe environment to stay active and create another social hub for individuals to look forward to. This will help to tackle both inactivity and isolation levels across Barnet. The vision of the ongoing project is to ensure there are sufficient physical activity opportunities for the visually impaired community within Barnet and any residing boroughs. Kick starting the project will hopefully aid sustainable participation within physical activity across the MAB society by signposting individuals to relevant activities across Better centres.

The project could not have started without the significant support from MAB Activity Manager Valerie Hill.

“At Middlesex Association for the Blind we are passionate about promoting independence and encouraging our members’ engagement into the community. Our service users tell us they want opportunities to get out and socialise with others. Our ever-popular social clubs bear testimony to that.

Having a visual impairment should not be a barrier to socialising and being physically active. The new activity sessions at Copthall Leisure centre will offer an excellent opportunity for people with visual impairment to mingle and enjoy sporting activities in an accessible, safe and welcoming environment. We look forward to collaborating with GLL and making this new project a success.”

How To Join….

If you are an individual with visual impairments or know of someone who is, and would benefit from joining in with our monthly sessions, then please book your space by emailing Krissie.Mistry@GLL.org. For more information please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

MAB Activity Day Session 1 – Tuesday 5th April – 11am to 1pm

Please join us this Tuesday for the first MAB activity day session at Barnet Copthall Leisure Centre. We cant wait to welcome you all to enjoy a fun filled session led by the brilliant Geraldine Gower.

Krissie Mistry

Community Sports Manager

Krissie.Mistry@GLL.org