Wednesday 23 May 2018 - Wensleydale Creamery, Hawes
Wednesday 27 June 2018 - Alnwick Gardens
Wednesday 11 July - Goathland and Whitby
Wednesday 15 August - Teesside Princess
Drop In Introductory Days - St Pauls Centre, Spennymoor
Friday 22 June
Drop-In Introductory Days - Dean Bank & Ferryhill Literary Institute, St Cuthbert's Terrace, Ferryhill, DL17 8PP
Thursday 24 May 2018
Thursday 26 July 2018
Thursday 20 September 2018
Saturday3 November 2018
Thursday 13 December at Bishop Auckland Rugby Club
GBKA New Age Kurling World Championships
Over the weekend of Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 May 2018, the Great British Kurling Association (GBKA) held the World Championships at Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre. On the Saturday was the Pairs event and Sunday was the Singles.
Blind Life in Durham entered 4 teams in the pairs and 7 members in the singles. 3 of the players had never entered a GBKA competition before. In the pairs, one team came 4th in the main championship and both players received medals. Two teams went through to the consolation round and ended up playing each other in the final! So one team was the winner and one team was the runners up, and both teams received trophies. The winning team also received a new trophy in memory of Nick Gibbs who was a founder and secretary of the GBKA, the Nick Gibbs Memorial Trophy.
On the Sunday in the singles, 4 players went through to the main championship and 2 players came 3rd and 4th overall. In the consolation round, 1 player came first and received the singles trophy and the Nick Gibbs Memorial Trophy. All in all we came away with 8 trophies and 3 medals. Well done to all our players.
This year our annual Charity Night was held at Tudhoe Victory Club and the entertainment was provided by Mark Hodgson. The event was opened by Cllr Alan Gardner. We raised £275 from ticket sales and £426 from raffle ticket sales, making a total of £701. Santander are able to increase the money by a further £426.
Great North Run
Samantha Nicolson completed the Great North Run in 2 hours and 22 minutes and was the first time she had entered the run. She raised a total of £542 and members raised a further £325, making a total of £867.
New Age Kurling Demonstration - Gateshead Stadium
Recently Blind Life in Durham were invited by Equality North East to go to Gateshead Stadium and demonstrate how blind and partially sighted people play New Age Kurling. Students from around the area were also invited to come and take part. Everyone enjoyed themselves and a short video was made to show the day.