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.

A group from Young at Heart enjoying lunch out at the Goring and Streatley Golf Club in October 2014
RAB sight impaired person with his guide walking through woods May 2018


RAB's Events diary

We are adding new ativities & events to our diary so it is a good idea to visit this page regularly to check out if anything new has been added.

  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 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 2018 & 2019

Monday 10th DecRamble£4.00
RAB's events for 2019
Monday 14th JamRamble£4.00
Monday 28th JanRamble£4.00
Monday 11th FebRamble£4.00
Monday 25th FebRamble£4.00
Monday 11th MarchRamble£4.00
Monday 25th MarchRamble£4.00
Monday 8th AprilRamble£4.00
Monday 29th AprilRamble£4.00
Monday 13th MayRamble£4.00
Monday 3rd JuneRamble£4.00
Monday 17th JuneRamble£4.00
Monday 1st JulyRamble£4.00
Monday 15th JulyRamble£4.00
Monday 5th AugRamble£4.00
Monday 19th AugRamble£4.00
Monday 2nd SeptRamble£4.00
Monday 16th SeptRamble£4.00
Monday 30th SeptRamble£4.00
Monday 14th OctRamble£4.00
Monday 28th OctRamble£4.00
Monday 11th NovRamble£4.00
Monday 25th NovRamble£4.00
Monday 9th 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

Phone: 0118 957 2960
The manager at RAB

Our grateful thanks to the following for their generous support of our fortnightly countryside rambles

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