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London Branch

NFBUK Eastbourne Weekend!

NFBUK London Branch Hosts their annual social weekend in Eastbourne . the theme for 2018 is:
A Taste of Cabaret
A weekend of fun and laughter including:
Open microphone, Mix and mingle with old and new friends, and Dancing
If you wish to take part in the open microphone please contact: Alison.
Prices and Payments
Prices includes: 3 nights stay at the Afton Hotel, Eastbourne, and all
meals from and including dinner on Friday 9 to Breakfast on Monday 12
• Singles: Only one still available £145.
• Sharing a double or twin room: £140 per person
• Sole occupancy: £160.
Account Name: Eastbourne Weekends (Community Account)
Account Number: 40876208 / Sort Code: 20-37-16
Bank: Barclays, Branch: Station Road , Harrow
Please give your name as a reference
Please email/phone Ted Herbert on email: or
telephone 020 8908 0232 when you pay into the Bank.



So what is this NFBUK?

NFBUK was founded in 1947 by blind and partially sighted people and today, in 2016, it is still run by blind and partially sighted people who campaign to make our lives ever better.  The London Branch is for blind and partially sighted and deafblind people; but sighted people are also welcome to attend the meetings as are visitors to London from other NFB UK branches.  Just fewer than 120 members belong to the London Branch; other members come from all 32 Greater London Boroughs.  Some members attend regular meetings, whilst others may be involved in writing to their local councils or raising issues with their MPs.

It all sounds very boring, doesn’t it?  Not at all!  This is your chance to make new friends, join in lively discussions, air your views and share experiences.

The guest speakers are so interesting, entertaining and often amusing.  There are social events and special meetings.  Top of the bill is a very popular activity weekend held in Eastbourne in November.  Why not purchase some raffle tickets?  If you are very lucky you might win a fabulous prize!  Can you resist the chance to walk away from the meeting clasping in your hands a delicious box of chocolates or a tasty bottle of wine?

I have found the London Branch of NFBUK meetings very informative and entertaining.  The positive attitude of some of the guest speakers has inspired me to move forward in life and take up new challenges.  Guest speakers like Lyn Cocks, a most interesting blind artist who spoke to us about her tactile artwork, travels and business ventures.  All our guest speakers seem to be extremely passionate about their particular subjects.

Getting There:  When and Where

The London Branch of NFBUK meets monthly from February to November.  Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of each month.  Light refreshments are provided at 6pm; meetings start at 6.15pm to 8.45pm and are held at the RNIB, 105 Judd Street, London, WC1H 9NE.  Kings Cross and St Pancras are the nearest underground stations; buses run along Euston Road.  Come along to the meetings and  “consider yourself one of us!”

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