GET TOGETHER: Members of the club say it acts as a lifeline
GET TOGETHER: Members of the club say it acts as a lifeline

Teesdale Visually Impaired Club

TEESDALE Visually Impaired Club is a small, friendly, positive group of people with similar issues related to sight loss and deteriorating vision.

Our members say we provide a lifeline through social contact with like-minded people experiencing similar issues.

They say they benefit as members through the opportunities to learn, be stimulated, have fun, be entertained and be able to attend independently.

The club is open to people in the Teesdale area and beyond. Transport by taxi is provided for members living in Barnard Castle and the immediate area and may be available from other areas.

The club meets every-other Friday afternoon from the beginning of March through to mid-December each year at Glaxo Sports and Social Club in Barnard Castle. 

Some of the activities members have taken part in recently have included talks from local historians; advice and practical support from organisations such as Age UK and Citizens’ Advice; gentle/armchair exercise; entertainment from groups such as Ukulele Express and The Castle Players as well as local poets such as John Elliott and Mally Barnes; and outings for lunch and afternoon tea to, for example, Hamsterley Forest, Royal Teas and local WI groups for afternoon tea. 

We tend not to provide activities for younger people and are unable to give formal advice on services and benefits although our existing members are happy to provide useful information based on their experience.

The club is actively seeking new members including non-sight impaired carers and/or family members. For more details contact Lesley Richardson 01388 663827.

Lesley Richardson