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RP Fighting Blindness Information Day – 20th July

Friday 20th July
10:00am till 4:00pm
RP Fighting Blindness would like to invite you to an Information Day focusing on Inherited Retinal Dystrophies (IRDs) and syndromes, including Retinitis Pigmentosa and Usher syndrome.
The event will include presentations from the following:
• Mr Martin McKibben, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Leeds Teaching Hospital
• Mr Raj Mukherjee, Consultant Ophthalmologist , Leeds Teaching Hospital
• Oxsight Smart Glasses
• Leeds & Bradford Rehabilitation Teams
• There will also be talks from a number of patients living with these conditions
• Chance to meet and discuss what support is available with local organisations supporting patients.

This is a great opportunity to find out more about Inherited Retinal Dystrophies (IRDs); the latest research information, to put your questions to the experts, meet other people and engage with the charity.

 

This event is free of charge, and is open to:
Anyone affected by RP or an inherited retinal dystrophy and their families
Professionals working with affected families

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND PLACES ARE LIMITED, SO PLEASE DO CONTACT US TO CONFIRM YOUR PLACE!

If you would like to attend the event or you have any questions, please contact the RPFB office for further details.

Telephone: 01280 821334 / email: services@rpfightingblindness.org.uk
Post: RP Fighting Blindness, P.O Box 350, Buckingham MK18 1GZ

Click here for a programme of the day

 

 

Summer Fair!

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Summer Fair Poster, The Leeds Society for Deaf and Blind People are very excited to be hosting a Summer Fair at The Centre. When: Saturday 14th July, 12:00pm – 4:00pm Where: The Centre, St Mary’s Street, Leeds, LS9 7DP Tombola, BBQ, Live Music, Hook a Duck, Raffle, Penalty Shootout, wet sponge throw, face Painting, Cake Stall and much more Everyone welcome Please share this poster far and wide

The Leeds Society for Deaf and Blind People are very excited to be hosting a Summer Fair at The Centre

When: Saturday 14th July, 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Where: The Centre, St Mary’s Street, Leeds, LS9 7DP

  • Tombola
  • BBQ
  • Live Music
  • Hook a Duck
  • Raffle
  • Penalty Shootout
  • wet sponge throw
  • face Painting
  • Cake Stall

……and much more!!

Everyone welcome!

Please share this poster far and wide!

 

APPEAL FOR TOYS !

APPEAL FOR TOYS!

The Centre is going to be running a new Mothers, Babies and Toddlers group (ages 0-4) for

• Deaf mothers with Deaf or hearing children
• Hearing mothers with Deaf children.
• Siblings are welcome too!

BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Do you have any unwanted toys – that are clean, safe and age appropriate – that you could donate to the group?

Please let us know

Thank you!

Fire Engine Day

Saturday 30th June
11:30am to 4pm
The Old Fire Station
Leeds, LS9 6NL

A great FREE day for all the family at the Old Fire Station, Gipton. Lots and lots of fire engines and other appliances, old and new! We will also have a Chip Pan Fire display, a Diddy Dennis Fire Engine ride for the littl’uns, plus lots of stalls, ice cream and fun fun fun!
  • 🚒 Loads of different fire engines and vehicles, old and new
  •  Kids activities, games and crafts with Barnardo’s Willow Young Careers & Safari Cubs
  • 🍰 Food and drink in the Slate cafe
  • 📸 Pop up photo booth
  • 🎶 Music and live broadcast from Chapel FM
  • 👩‍🚒 Info and chat from the Fire Station Heritage Group
  • 🌻 Gardening with Space2
  • 🏰 Bouncy castle
  • 🚒 Diddy Dennis rides
  • 🐘 Wellyphant
  • 🍳 Chip pan fire safety display with WYFRS
  • 🎈 Raffle, stalls and loads more!
Organised by the Fire Station Hertitage Group, supported by Space2 and The Old Fire Station
Click here for more info!

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Ayla Fitness @ The Centre

The Centre is very excited to announce that we are partnering with Ayla Pariyar to run fitness classes that are accessible for Deaf people!

Ayla is a personal trainer, has a Level 3 BSL qualification and has previously worked within the Edinburgh Deaf
community.

All ages and fitness levels are welcome come along every Friday! The First Class will be on Friday 25th May @ 2:30 – 3:30

 

 

 

 

 

Signs of My Times

Leeds Society for Deaf and Blind People hosted the launch of Martin Smith’s new book on Saturday 12th May.

Signs of my Times’

This is the story of LSDBP over the last sixty years, the communities who make it and the social and cultural changes the society has gone through.

In 1957, Martin started work as an “Assistant Welfare Officer in the Deaf and Dumb Department of the Leeds Incorporated Institution for the Blind and the Deaf and the Dumb” at 135 Albion Street. His book details the changes in societal attitudes, and the development of LSDBP over the next 60 years.

It was such a lovely event for all attending! Congratulations, Martin!

Order your copy from Amazon here