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Chairman: Alistair Stokes (01425 474263)
Secretary: Kate Henderson (01425 476568)
A social club for the visually impaired is run twice a month on the second and fourth Thursday, 2.00pm – 4.00pm meeting in the Activities Centre. Entertainment is varied and occasional outings are arranged. A craft class is run by Brockenhurst College each week.
A home visiting service is available offering appropriate advice and services to the visually impaired housebound.
Over eighty guests enjoyed a free strawberry tea at Greyfriars recently. In a new venture aimed at bridging the generation gap, Ringwood & District Community Association invited Ringwood residents who use the Minibus and members of Ringwood & Fordingbridge Club for the Blind to an afternoon party. Fourteen students from Ringwood School Year 10 served sandwiches and homemade cakes provided by Greyfriars Special Events Committee, followed by strawberries and cream given by the Blind Club. The guests were then entertained by school leaver Matthew Ng, playing classical piano music, and Greyfriars Pre-School children singing.
The ‘Intergenerational Tea’ was arranged by Greyfriars Committee as a new initiative to qualify for Partnership Funding from Hampshire County Council. Mrs Gillian Habbin, President of Greyfriars, told Rebecca Baumber from H.C.C. that they hoped this would become an annual event. Judging from the enthusiastic response from the older generation, this now looks very likely. Jean Ayling from Ashley Heath said, “I thoroughly enjoyed my tea. I appreciate being brought into Ringwood by mini-bus. For many of us it’s the only time we get out of our houses.”