Around 150 visually impaired youngsters, aged between 4 and 16, will compete in the UK's biggest athletics event for blind children, in Sheffield, which is run by Action for Blind People
The budding athletes are all members of Actionnaires clubs for blind and partially sighted children, run by Action for Blind People. Representing towns and cities from across the North of England and the Midlands, the children will take part in a variety of track and field activities - including long jump, javelin and sprint events - at the prestigious English Institute of Sport in Sheffield.
The Actionnaires clubs are open to blind and partially sighted children aged 4-16, providing opportunities for them to develop their fitness and artistic skills, while encouraging self-confidence and social interaction. Actionnaires is one of Action for Blind People's services for children and young people, which also include access to information, activity breaks, support groups for parents and help with assistive technology.**
For more information about Action for Blind People's Actionnaires clubs, visit www.actionforblindpeople.org.uk/children or email firstname.lastname@example.org.**