New website for visually impaired anglers
Left to right Terry Harding, Dave Knowles (student), David Strong (student), Barry Morris (Lead Officer for Enrichment Support), Mark Fisher (AD residential support).
Dreamstore UK and the Royal National College for the Blind is delighted to be able to announce the launch of the RNC Angling Club at www.dreamstore.org/rncangling/
Dreamstore’s partnership with RNC arose when Barry Morris, Lead Officer for Enrichment Support, enrolled on the Dreamstore Academy at Pershore College to gain his Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Angling. Barry firmly believed in the value of angling as a recreational and therapeutic activity for students at the Royal National College. Dreamstore suggested that it would host a website where the experiences of Barry and the college students would be shared with others who might be interested in angling for the visually impaired.
The website is launched with a welcome page, a Frequently Asked Questions section, and a Visually Impaired Stories (VIstories) section where stories about angling experiences can be posted for others to learn about what is possible. There is a Special RNC Angling Club Gallery in Dreamstore Galleries at www.dreamstore.org/gallery/
Barry Morris, Lead Officer for Enrichment Support, says:
Angling is a wonderful enrichment activity, fulfilling every aspect of Every Person Matters, as well as providing a recreational activity that learners can continue as a pastime after leaving the College. I decided that I would like to specialise in angling for the visually impaired (VI), as it seemed as if no-one was else was taking a lead in this area. Our club has new fishing kit from Browning, a modest budget from Dreamstore UK to pay for our basic costs and the Environment Agency has provided us with a group rod license to cover our activities.
RNC and the British Disabled Angling Association receive lots of enquiries from social services, RNIB and the public about how to start or where to get help. So this website, and especially the Frequently Asked Questions section, will hopefully provide valuable information and inspiration for all VI anglers and their helpers.
David Hoey, Dreamstore adds:
Working with the BDAA we were aware that there was an increasing interest among visual impairment groups and individuals in angling. Barry and the Royal National College have provided us with a timely and excellent means of getting information out to those who want to learn more. At the moment the site is for coarse angling, but we hope in the near future to add FAQ sections for fly angling and sea angling. This is a great start, and we wish Barry and the College many many tight lines in the future.
Dreamstore Day in Hereford a great success
Dreamstore Day brings together people and groups who use angling as an engagement tool in the voluntary sector. It is a day to support continuous learning and development of individual and group capacity.Read More
Dreamstore Day 2012
Our 2012 Dreamstore Day is planned for the 24 March to be held at the Royal National College for the Blind in Hereford. This event combines a meeting place for all those in the voluntary sector who use angling in some way or other as part of their activities, with a learning day on topics [...]Read More
Dreamstore Day gallery is now available.
For all those who attended the excellent Dreamstore Day at Haydock Racecourse at the end of March there is gallery available at www.dreamstore.org/gallery/view/dreamstore-day-2011 to remind you of the great day we shared. The pictures take us through the day, from coffee on arrival… To presentations by Terry Yarnall on the Equality Act 2010… to Linda Kerr’s [...]Read More
RNC Angling Club a huge success.
The RNC Angling Club was created in 2007 after lead project office Pastoral Care at the Royal National College for the Blind, Barry Morris gained an angling coaching qualification at Dreamstore Academy. Barry was supported by the BDAA and Dreamstore in establishing the Angling Club to provide angling teaching and advice for those with visual [...]Read More
Dreamstore Day hugely successful
Representatives from voluntary organisations around the country attended our Dreamstore Day at Haydock Park Racecourse on Saturday. A great time was had by all, meeting and exchanging ideas and experiences of working with many different types of groups. More later on different parts of the day, as there it too much to post all [...]Read More