Despite not being able to host face to face events, many charities have pulled out all the stops to try and bring you as much virtual holiday fun as possible! Here is a round up of all the fabulous things that are on offer!
RSBC have moved online! See below for our range of virtual activities to keep you all engaged and connected. All of our sessions will be run via Zoom. Just download the app and click the link (which will only be sent to those who have confirmed attendance) and enter your name which will appear on screen – no need to sign up!
Our annual Christmas Extravaganza celebrates the talents of our young people. This year they have excelled, despite the challenges of Covid – 19 they are better than ever, demonstrating their resilience in the face of the pandemic and their determination to live their lives without limits to create this online extravaganza showcasing their talents. Join us for a magical evening of carols and performances, as usual there will be some exciting surprises! If you are interested in attending please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Audio Book Club
Looking for a fun way to enjoy books and meet new people? Join our virtual sessions and enjoy listening to exciting audio books, intriguing podcasts, and taking part in insightful discussions. Take a journey through new worlds and explore ideas in our audio book club. Age 11-25.
The Creative Group will be working online and will be working towards our annual Christmas Concert. Do you enjoy music, lyric writing, composing instrumental pieces? This is the place to be! Join our virtual Creative Group and take to the stage. You will learn new skills within the musical world, continue to excel and be able to showcase your amazing talents.
Health and Well-being
Join the RSBC virtual workout squad & our fitness Queen Lauren for a quick morning workout every Saturdays, to boost your energy and start your day strong! Adapted to suit all abilities. Age 8-25.
Join the virtual Sisterhood Squad for open conversations, helpful tips, activities, and a variety of discussion topics. Join Sisterhood to get talking to ensure that young VI women have the tools they need to build a positive relationship with themselves and others. Age 16-25.
contact email@example.com for a detailed copy of the December Virtual Programme.
“The North Pole is full of cheer as Santa helps blind and partially sighted children to receive festive letters.
For more than 20 years, the elves and fairies at RNIB have helped Santa with hundreds of letters – they love opening the mail and reading about what children have been up to and the things they would like for Christmas. They then help Santa send out his replies in each child’s preferred reading format.”
Write to Santa
To receive a letter from Santa simply fill out the online form. You can upload a copy of your child’s letter when filling out the form or if you would prefer, letters can be sent by post to Santa Claus, RNIB, Midgate House, Midgate, Peterborough PE1 1TN. If you do send a letter by post, please make sure you include your child’s first and last name.
“Help your little ones explore their senses beyond sight with fun and exciting challenges, and keep them entertained during the festive season. Sensory activities can help your family consider the challenges blind and partially sighted people overcome on a day-to-day basis. Help your young explorers understand their senses beyond sight with the Christmas Sensory Scavenger Hunt. This activity – perfect for keeping them engaged while we stay at home – includes telling the differences between smells, finding different textures of toys and a taste test.
With sensory challenges both indoors and outside, this pack can help teach resilience, provide fun for all the family and improve your understanding of using other senses.”
“Henshaws would like to invite you and your family to our Christmas Zoom Concert Tuesdsay 22nd December 2-3.30pm. Wear your Christmas hat & jumpers and join us for a session of festive fun & laughter! Sing Christmas songs, a visit from Santa, and lots of competitions”
“Calling all young artists: get into the festive mood by designing a Christmas card!
Are you under 18 years old with a vision impairment? We’d love to see your Christmas-themed art, made with materials of your choice. Impress us with your paint skills or wow us with a video or sound piece!
You’ll be in with a chance to win a range of art supplies and have your work feature in our children and young people’s campaigning with Members of Parliament.
We’ve also got some extra special guest judges to pick the winners, including children’s book illustrator and author Tony Ross (The Little Princess series, Horrid Henry, David Walliams’ books). Judges will be making their decision based on creativity, originality, artistic merit and technique. Tony has written some top tips to help inspire you!
So what are you waiting for? Pick up your pencils and get creating!”
If you hear of any other events then please get in touch so that we can help spread the festive cheer!