Tandems and Cricket – Meeting 2016

The main Aniridia Network UK event of 2016 took place in Wallington, Surrey. In a change from our usual format, we spent the morning in a park. dry and clear, ideal for trying out tandem riding and visually impaired cricket. Lots of families and individuals of all ages and capabilities came to Beddington Park to take part. It was a huge success as the quote and photos below show.

“I thought the activities broke the ice and were light-hearted, fun and inclusive for all ages and abilities, which was great.”
Philippa

“The sports were brilliant and beneficial for kids.”
Parent

“I liked the mix of activities in the morning it gave everyone a chance to meet informally. Great to have so many children participating.”
Lyn

The tandems were provided by the charity Wheels For Well-being. The pilots were people’s family members or volunteers.

Two girls on a tandem

The VI cricket session was run by Change Foundation coaches led by Lois, who has aniridia and captains the England Women’s VI Cricket Team.

Man swinging a cricket bat at ball on tee

For lunch and the presentations and exhibition element of Meeting 2016 we move to nearby Holy Trinity church.

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About Aniridia Network UK

A charity support group for people with the genetic visual impairment aniridia and their families in the UK. Our vision is that people with/associated with aniridia are hopeful, confident, supported and well informed regarding aniridia. Founded in 2000. Registered as a charity in 2011 with HMRC reference XT26830
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