Cycall at Brooklands Park

Come and join us for some fresh air and exercise with Cycall Adaptive Cycling Project at Brooklands Park, Lancing. We have five dates booked over the next few months, all in the morning, with the first one on Thursday 5th May.
If you are interested in joining us for some fun cycling, using a wide range of adapted bikes, then please contact the office to book a place. Transport will also be available at the usual cost. The full list of dates available are:

  • Thursday 5th May
  • Thursday 9th June
  • Thursday 7th July
  • Thursday 4th August
  • Thursday 8th September

Cycall at Brooklands Park

Come and join us for some fresh air and exercise with Cycall Adaptive Cycling Project at Brooklands Park, Lancing. We have five dates booked over the next few months, all in the morning, with the first one on Thursday 5th May.
If you are interested in joining us for some fun cycling, using a wide range of adapted bikes, then please contact the office to book a place. Transport will also be available at the usual cost. The full list of dates available are:

  • Thursday 5th May
  • Thursday 9th June
  • Thursday 7th July
  • Thursday 4th August
  • Thursday 8th September

Cycall at Brooklands Park

Come and join us for some fresh air and exercise with Cycall Adaptive Cycling Project at Brooklands Park, Lancing. We have five dates booked over the next few months, all in the morning, with the first one on Thursday 5th May.
If you are interested in joining us for some fun cycling, using a wide range of adapted bikes, then please contact the office to book a place. Transport will also be available at the usual cost. The full list of dates available are:

  • Thursday 5th May
  • Thursday 9th June
  • Thursday 7th July
  • Thursday 4th August
  • Thursday 8th September

Skydiving

Join us for an exciting day trip to Go Sky Dive in Salisbury and feel the thrill of jumping out of an airplane!

The cost to jump is £234, with a top weight limit of 18.5 stone. There are also options available to have the experience recorded (eg you can have you experience recorded on a go pro at £119 or take their photographer on your jump at £159).

Each jumper is encouraged to raise £50 sponsorship for the charity so if you don’t fancy jumping but want to support us, we’d love for you to donate! Further details can be found on the website or contact the office.

They have toilets at the centre and a café, with lots of seating outside for viewing.

If you are registered blind Go Sky Dive do require a doctor’s certificate.

To book your place please call the office on the usual number.

Cycall at Brooklands Park

Come and join us for some fresh air and exercise with Cycall Adaptive Cycling Project at Brooklands Park, Lancing. We have five dates booked over the next few months, all in the morning, with the first one on Thursday 5th May.
If you are interested in joining us for some fun cycling, using a wide range of adapted bikes, then please contact the office to book a place. Transport will also be available at the usual cost. The full list of dates available are:

  • Thursday 5th May
  • Thursday 9th June
  • Thursday 7th July
  • Thursday 4th August
  • Thursday 8th September

Flying with Aerobility

If you fancy having a flying lesson why not join us for a trip to Aerobility at Blackbushe Airport in Camberley, Surrey?

Aerobility is a registered charity offering disabled people the opportunity to fly. The cost for a 30 minute flight, in their two or four seater plane, is £72 per person and transport in our minibus is included.

Contact us to book your place!

Knit and Natter session

We are looking for knitters to help with our Queen’s Jubilee Platinum Community Art Project, whether you knit at home or would like to take part in this special Knit and Natter afternoon.

We will supply the wool and simple patterns, so you can start knitting at your leisure, and/or come along for the Knit and Natter afternoon  when we will be joined by community knitters from Storm, who are also based close by in Rowlands Road. If you are interested in helping either at home or coming along  to the Knit and Natter please contact Roz on the usual office number or email roz@sswcharity.org.uk for more information.

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SSW EGM April 2022 outcome

The SSW Board set up an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on 5th April to propose a change to the Constitution aimed at enabling SSW to respond to requests for help from those who live outside the Borough of Worthing.

Currently, the Constitution is worded as follows:

3. The Charity’s objects (“the Objects”) are the relief of persons who are blind or partially sighted living within the boundaries of the Borough of Worthing.

The Board’s Resolution was designed to enable SSW to respond to requests for advice and support from those living outside the Borough of Worthing.

The proposed new wording was as follows – bold indicates the changes:

3. The Charity’s primary objects (“the Objects”) are the relief of persons who are blind or partially sighted living within the boundaries of the Borough of Worthing. For those living outside the Borough of Worthing, the Charity will respond to and endeavour to address all requests for advice and support including access to the Charity’s Worthing Centre where that is practical.

At the EGM, the SSW Chairman outlined the rationale behind the SSW Board’s proposal which was to enable SSW to legitimately support anyone with a visual impairment, regardless of their place of residence. Currently, such support was limited to residents of the Borough of Worthing.

The Chairman assured the EGM that Approval of this Resolution would not impact the level of support and service provided to SSW members as priority would always be given to SSW members – and formal Membership of SSW would continue to be limited to residents of the Borough of Worthing.

However, being able to use the skills and experience developed within SSW to help a wider community, together with the feedback we get from that community, will ultimately benefit everyone and help sustain SSW as a viable local charity for the future.

Given that much of what SSW does is published and made available via the Internet, this attracts the attention of a much wider audience than just Worthing residents. When enquires for advice and/or help come from the visually impaired (or their family member/guardian) living outside the Borough of Worthing, SSW wants to be able to provide a constructive response. It does not seem fair that we should be restricted in offering such help just because someone does not live in the Borough of Worthing.

The following questions were raised by Members at the EGM:

1. Could the existing staff levels cope with the likely increase in requests for information and help without impacting the support currently given to SSW Members?

The Chairman assured Members that as set out in the new wording of SSW’s scope, SSW Members (by definition, Worthing residents) would be the charity’s “primary” commitment. If the increased demand for information from those living outside Worthing started to impact the available support for SSW Members, then the Board would look to increase the level of resource available to SSW.

2. Does SSW have the funds to increase the level of support that would potentially be required to meet the additional demand from people who would not be SSW Members?

The Chairman assured the Meeting that there were sufficient funds available to support an increase in resource should that prove necessary.

3. Is it possible to recruit the right numbers/calibre of staff?

The Chairman believed that based on recent experience (where a number of new staff members had been recruited) there is evidence to suggest that recruitment is not a significant problem.

The EGM then voted unanimously in favour of the Board’s Resolution.

Moving forward, SSW can establish itself as a charity fully supporting the visually impaired, wherever they may live.

Cycall at Brooklands Park

Come and join us for some fresh air and exercise with Cycall Adaptive Cycling Project at Brooklands Park, Lancing. We have five dates booked over the next few months, all in the morning, with the first one on Thursday 5th May.
If you are interested in joining us for some fun cycling, using a wide range of adapted bikes, then please contact the office to book a place. Transport will also be available at the usual cost. The full list of dates available are:

  • Thursday 5th May
  • Thursday 9th June
  • Thursday 7th July
  • Thursday 4th August
  • Thursday 8th September

All day workshops with Inclusive Arts

In conjunction with a number of local artists we will be holding joint workshops for our members to produce large banners and crowns to be displayed in Rowlands Road, ready to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

This is the second of two workshops. Come along and help make banners and crowns in either the morning or afternoon sessions or stay for the whole day – whatever suits you! Let us know if you will need assistance with transport.

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