We aim to promote and provide visually impaired people with the opportunity to participate in sporting, recreational and social activities. This am extends to all blind and partially sighted adults and children regardless of their level of vision. We want all visually impaired people to have opportunities to experience and develop an active sporting and social life.
The club was established in 1930. Very little is known about the club’s early history but it was formed mainly from people living in London who worked at sheltered workshops and the Royal National Institute For The Blind at Great Portland St, London, W1.
It started with 30-40 members with the object, as is the case today, to give partially sighted and blind people the opportunity to take part in regular activities whether sporting or social. In the beginning, weekly activities involved Amateur Dramatics, swimming and dancing.
Dance nights were very popular, giving people the opportunity to socialise and catch up on the latest news.
The club had good contacts with a few people working in the City Of London who could raise money for the organisation and keep it well funded.
The club continued until the Second World War broke out in 1939 which made it very difficult for regular activities to be held but dance nights were still held. After the war activities re-commenced and the popularity of the club led to other sports being organised. These included rowing, bowls, football and later on in the 1960’s, cricket became a regular feature. The success of the club owed a lot to the enthusiasm, determination and hard work of its members and for the wide variety of activities it offered and continues to do so today.