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THIS MONTH'S WALKS AND EVENTS



OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER 2020

Walk coordinator: EILEEN INGHAM; 07952241775; 01142814414. DOGS MUST BE ON LEADS AT ALL TIME UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED BY THE WALK LEADER

From time to time we take photos to update our web site and also SRSB's web site. If anyone does not wish to appear on group photos please make it clear at the beginning of the walk.

All walks will follow the Government guidelines on Covid 19 whilst walking for exercise and being guided. Please book in as early as possible for walks so we can sort out the details.

Whilst every effort is taken by walk leaders, members attending do so at their own risk. All members are required to wear good walking boots and bring their own rucksack food and drink as well as waterproofs where appropriate.


If you want to go on any of the walks below, you must first book-in with Hilary by Saturday 3rd October - please phone 01142306604. Let us make sure we can get the group out walking again looking forward to hearing from you. Many thanks Hilary.


WALKS

TUESDAY 6TH OCTOBER - AROUND THE BOTANICAL GARDENS WITH PAUL
MEET: Main entrance to the BOTANICAL GARDENS on Clarkhouse Road at 11 am. If you are using public transport from the city centre, you can catch the 10.30 no 6 bus on Arundel Gate and get off at the Botanical Gardens entrance on Clarkhouse Road. Or you can get the 120 bus from High Street and get off at the Hallamshire Hospital and walk along Clarkhouse Road to the Gardens.

WEDNESDAY 14TH OCTOBER - OUTIBRIDGE WANDER WITH DAVID
A 5 to 6 mile walk lead by David Cadet. Please meet at the Sheffield Interchange by 10 am to catch the 10.20 no 57 bus to Outibridge

THURSDAY 5TH NOVEMBER - FOX HOUSE CIRCULAR WITH MIKE WILSON
A 6 1/2 mile walk. Details to follow.

We also have another walk planned for November - the date to be arranged.
If you wish to go on any of these walks you must first book-in with HILARY by Saturday 3rd October. Phone 0114 2306604.

DOGS ON WALKS...
This is by way of a reminder to everyone about how we should be taking care of dogs on walks. There was an incident on a walk recently where a Guide dog went missing and it took some time and a lot of retracing of steps to find her again. WE CANNOT AFFORD TO BE LOSING GUIDE DOGS!!!! So - let us just remind ourselves of the rules governing dogs on walks. Firstly, it is up to the leader to say when dogs can be let off the lead. In making their decision leaders will be bearing in mind that dogs should not be off the lead near roads, anywhere where there are livestock, either in the field we are in or adjacent fields. Nor should dogs be off the lead if we are walking on a narrow path where dogs running up and down the line of walkers runs the risk of knocking people over, especially if they pick up a stick in their mouths as some of them are prone to do. Once the leader has said that dogs may be let off the lead it is up to the guide dog owner to release their own dog but they must make sure that a sighted guide takes responsibility for keeping an eye on the dog. If the sighted guide is you - then YOU DO NOT TAKE YOUR EYE OFF THE DOG. Ask the guide dog owner to call the dog back the minute you spot a possible problem and let's be sensible about playing with the dogs. This can just get them over excited and distracts their attention from their owner as well as the potential danger of dogs chasing up and down the line of walkers. Please do not throw sticks, dogs get splinters in their mouths which can be quite dangerous. Finally - remember that dogs must be on leads for coffee and lunch stops. Christine

TRAINING ITEMS

SIGHTED GUIDE TRAINING...
It is some time now since we have had Sighted guide training. We now have Dyane Fisher one of our members who is well qualified in this field. If any of our new Guides would like to take part in this training (although we do not have a date yet) please contact Chris Hewitt after the 20th October as she is on holiday. Christine Hewitt on 0114 2366685 mobile 07730472606 or hewitt.c4@sky.com.

HOW TO GUIDE A BLIND PERSON....
Below is a link showing how to guide a VI person it will help our new guides, also well practiced members and also VI's. It is by Amar Latif who founded the company Traveleyes which specialises in holidays for VI's. I think it is extremely good, so perhaps members would like to take a look.
We are currently sorting a training day for new members and anyone who has already had training but would like a refresher. Thanks Gail
https://youtu.be/-jqepQ8yASM

CPR LIFE SUPPORT TRAINING...
Would you like to know how to possibly save someone's life? We have not had a training CPR day for some time and there are only 12 places on the course. If anyone wishes to go on this please contact David Cadet by text 07554143262 or email davidcadet81@gmail.com

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MEMBERS LEAVING ANY WALKS EARLY PLEASE LET THE LEADER OR BACK MARKER KNOW


HOLIDAYS FOR VIP's AND SIGHTED GUIDES... Traveleyes is a holiday company who specialise in holidays for Blind people and Sighted guides. They do short City breaks and World Wide Travel. Sighted guides can get a discount of up to 50 percent. For further information call 0113 8874275 or visit their web site traveleyes-international.com