– Excursion Review
For the final excursion this year, myself and many other members were fortunate to take a memorable trip by ferry from Westminster to Greenwich in gorgeous weather of August. I must thank the drivers and rest of team who helped us to enjoy a great day out. We arrived in good time to catch the ferry. Although many of us knew the places described, it was wonderful to view these various sights on the river as we cruised by them. The ferry was not crowded so we were able to spread out down below and feel the beautiful breeze as we went along. When we reached Greenwich, we were taken to a cafe where we enjoyed a much-needed cool drink with an enjoyable meal. Later we headed to Croydon and enjoyed the chitchat and laughter on the buses. Thank you Croydon Vision for this trip and all the others over the summer.
Jim Smith – Member and Volunteer
A Members Journey
About 7 years ago Vasanti was told that her sight was deteriorating and that she has partial sight. During this time she was not working and struggled with her mobility. She was registered partially sighted but determinted to continue her hobbies such as knitting, painting and decorating. Vasanti is now a regular here at Croydon Vision taking part in Social Groups, Crafts and Dancing.
During August Vasanti went on all of our excursions. One of our excursion involved the group using public transport to get to Shakespeare’s Globe, this was the first time Vasanti had ever used a train. She loved the experience and never thought she would be able to use a train due to her mobility. She was happily surprised at the amount of helpful assistance she received through her journey. The whole experience left her filled with confidence and happiness at experiencing something she had never done before. Thanks TFL for your support in making this possible