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

Beer Masterclass

We’re heading to Worthing Brewhouse & Kitchen for a tutored tasting covering 8 different beers hosted by one of their beer specialists! Enjoy some nibbles and learn how to appreciate the differences between several premium craft beers (including products brewed exclusively on their on-site microbrewery). 6-8pm. £15 per person

Please contact us to book your space.

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

An afternoon of songs with Dave Drew

Dave Drew will be entertaining us with favourite songs from the Rat Pack, the 60s and 70s. Come and have a singalong!

The event price is £8 which includes the transport contribution of £4.00. Book your space through the Centre.

An afternoon of songs with Pat’s People

We’ve a fun afternoon of songs provided by Pat’s People,  and we’d love for you to join us!

There is no charge for this event but if you require transport the usual contribution of £4 applies.

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Work experience at SSW: a report by Ella

SSW recently welcomed a work experience student to the team: Ella, from Davison High School. Here’s her account of her time spent at SSW:

Hi, I’m Ella and I am a Year 10 student from Davison High School. I had my work experience placement at Sight Support Worthing, and I’ve written this to tell you all about my experience during the week. I arrived on Monday and got stuck in straight away, picking up different members on the SSW bus and taking them to Steyne Gardens to have a look at the renovation work the charity had been doing there (which looked great by the way!).

We then came back to the Centre for tea, coffee and cakes and then took everyone back home again. It was great to see everyone having a great time and catching up with each other and you could tell the services and activities that the charity holds benefit people greatly. 

Also, during the week I learnt about and tested out some equipment designed to help visually impaired people with daily activities, such as the OrCam which magnets to the side of a pair of glasses and will photograph text and then read it out to the user. There were also the liquid level indicators that would make noises when the hot water going into a mug reached the right level, and the long cane that could sense when a hazard was approaching in front of the user. It was interesting to learn about these things and how technology is advancing to help visually impaired people in our society. 

photo of Ella and friend sitting on a train and looking at a phone

I also completed training so that I could become a qualified Level 1 Sighted Guide, which was a useful thing to complete as it means I am now able to lead a blind or severely visually impaired person confidently and accurately. 

I learnt more about the different activities SSW offers, which seem varied and fun, such as the Cycall event I went to which is inclusive cycling that takes visually impaired people into consideration with their bike designs and allows them to have a easier cycling experience. It was great fun, and I was surprised at the speeds some of the members could cycle at – they were zooming past!  Other events held by the charity include regular art classes, shooting, woodwork, water activities and even skydiving! They challenge peoples’ initial perceptions that visually impaired people may not be able to do certain activities, as members regularly partake in fun and unique events. I’ve learnt that there are a lot of different ways one can be visually impaired, and I’ve got to speak to different people with different capabilities and experiences, which was very eye-opening.

Overall, I had a great experience and got a good insight on what life is like for the visually impaired which was useful as it allows me to be more understanding of different people in the community. I was getting involved in different activities and talking to a range of people, volunteers and members alike, which showed me a different side to having a job. The staff and volunteers at SSW were very friendly and welcoming and made the experience a pleasant one. It was a great taster into life in the workplace and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to get involved in some fun activities and learn about the charity and how it helps people.

 

Thanks Ella; we’re glad you enjoyed your work experience with us!

The Jim Carter quiz

Please join us for this fun quiz, especially composed by Jim Carter, a SSW member. We’d love to see members and volunteers there!

There is no charge for this event but if you require transport the usual contribution of £4 applies.

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!

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