Reading Association for the Blind


Supporting visually impaired people of Reading since 1883

We are a charitable association offering services to the Blind and visually impaired in Reading Berkshire UK.

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  A group from Young at Heart enjoying lunch out at the Goring and Streatley Golf Club in October 2014
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Sight impaired Brian with sighted guide Mair going through a gate dedicated to Alan who was a keen sight impaired rambler

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RAB's Events diary



  The young at heart on one of their trips

To participate in these events or activities you will need to be a member of RAB, cost of £5 a year

The rambles are organised by Alan Futter, phone 0118 9543266.
Note: the £4.00 cost for the ramble is the basic outing charge for events find more details here

For YOUNG AT HEART/OUT & ABOUT TRIPS phone 0118 9572960, find more details of these events here

To find out more about the Social club events & to see some of the past events that have taken place at Walford Hall go to Social Club

It is also worthwhile becoming a member so you can read and find out more about these events, you can join by filling this form in Membership form then sending the form back along with a cheque for £5 to the address at the bottom of this page.

Sighted help wanted

If you are sighted, like walking or can drive a minibus or think you can help out at one or other of the events listed below please contact us by one of the methods listed at the bottom of this page.
Note: No previous experience is required as advice & training will be given.

Below is a list of forthcoming events or activities for 2017 & 2018

DatesEVENT COST
Monday 27th NovRamble£4.00
Friday 1st DecRAB's Christmas Fair time 10:30am 1:00pm
Monday 11th DecRamble£4.00
Friday 22nd DecCollection at Tesco, Portman Road time 9:00am 3:00pm
2018 events
Tuesday 9 Jan(Social club event) Richard Chandler a Blind Member and Rambler talks about his work as a carpet fitter for Heelas
and how things have changed with regards to carpet and floor fitting nowadays
£4.00
Monday 15th JanRamble£4.00
Monday 29th JanRamble£4.00
Monday 12th FebRamble£4.00
Tuesday 13 Feb(Social club event) Bernard Tagliavini from The Persula`s National Storytelling Tour£4.00
Monday 26th FebRamble£4.00
Monday 12th MarchRamble£4.00
Tuesday 13 March(Social club event) Chris Eaton with The Reading Accordian Group£4.00
Monday 26th MarchRamble£4.00
Monday 9th AprilRamble£4.00
Tuesday 10 April(Social club event) Nothing booked but Possiblely a quiz£4.00
Monday 23rd AprilRamble£4.00
Monday 7th MayRamble£4.00
Tuesday 8 May(Social club event) Simon Parsons from British Wireless For The Blind Fund£4.00
Monday 21st MayRamble£4.00
Monday 4th JuneRamble£4.00
Tuesday 12 June(Social club event) Carol Of The Bells£4.00
Monday 18th JuneRamble£4.00
Monday 2nd JulyRamble£4.00
Monday 16th JulyRamble£4.00
August No Rambles because of holidays
Monday 3rd SeptRamble£4.00
Monday 17th SeptRamble£4.00
Monday 1st OctRamble£4.00
Monday 15th OctRamble£4.00
Monday 29th OctRamble£4.00
Monday 12th NovRamble£4.00
Monday 26th NovRamble£4.00
Monday 10th DecRamble£4.00

Weston Super Mare holiday

Wow what a weekend we had! A group of us went to Pontins in Western Super Mare for a 50's & 60's themed weekend. Some traveled in the minibus and some by train but we all got there on the Friday evening in time for dinner, which was very good!

There was a lot to do, with activities going on all day including the leisure centre, swimming etc. and for the more energetic, a stroll along the sandy beach was just across the quiet road. Each evening there was an excellent bill of entertainment featuring bands from the 50’s and 60’s. Many of us dressed up and there was much dancing!

We went out on day trips for the two days we were there –on Saturday we went to a DIG For VICTORY exhibition, with stalls, memorabilia, vehicles, demonstrations and music (including a good old sing-along) from the Second World War. Many of the visitors and exhibitors dressed in uniforms or outfits from the period and it was really interesting.

On the Sunday we went to Tyntesfield, a Victorian National Trust country house and estate. As well as exploring this beautiful house with its ornate Gothic carvings, we walked amidst flower-filled terraces in this expansive estate amid the Somerset countryside. A very nice day out indeed.

On Monday the minibus took us on a leisurely drive home through the stunning Cheddar Gorge, having stopped in the village first to stock up on cheeses and cider!

Contact details

Reading Association for the Blind (RAB)
Walford Hall
Carey Street
Reading
RG1 7JS

Phone: 0118 957 2960
E-mail: manager@raftb.org

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