British Blind Sport have been working in partnership with Scottish Disability Sport in order to distribute First Steps packs across Scotland.
The First Steps packs are free activity packs for children with a visual impairment, containing a jingle ball, activity booklet, reward chart, pump and balloon.
The aim of the First Steps packs is to encourage children with a visual impairment across Scotland to take part in more physical activity and sport. The project has seen a phenomenal amount of support from organisations such as Blind Children UK, RNIB Scotland and Visibility. Former Paralympic judoka and bronze medallist Ben Quilter has shown his support of the project on Twitter.
There are currently 54 children with a visual impairment signed up to the project and interest and publicity in First Steps is growing. This week was a momentous time for British Blind Sport which saw the dispatch of packs to these children across Scotland. British Blind Sport are excited to find out whether First Steps makes a tangible difference through sport in Scotland.
With the project running until the end of October, there is still time to sign up for your free First Steps pack. To find out more, please contact Jennifer Scally on 0131 317 1130 or firstname.lastname@example.org.