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Jessica’s Challenge

Category News Date 19 January 2018

I am running my first EVER half marathon on 4th March!! for South East London Vision because this girl can!!

I am a visually impaired woman  (that sounds a bit too grown up for me… I just a girl who likes a challenge) and who would  of thought I would discover running and actually love it! Well most days anyway!

My fantastic guide runner Steve is pushing (sometimes dragging) me all the way. We have conquered park run, cross country and even 10k in artic conditions. So now we are stepping it up a level to the next challenge……. London’s First Ever Big Half Marathon and we are so excited. Roll on race on day!

Through this challenge I am raising funds for SELVIS who I work for, its a small team but does an amazing job supporting visually impaired people across the South East London. Our aim is to improve and enhance daily life by offering a large range of social, sport and education activities and support groups and one to one information service. By donating via my page you will help us continue to grow and expand all our services.

Here is a link to my fundraising page:-


Thank you for your support!





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SELVis visit to The Chocolate Museum

Category News Date 1 November 2017

By popular demand SELVis returned for another workshop at The Chocolate Museum in Brixton on Thursday, 26th October. It was interesting to learn about the history of chocolate and then great fun making and decorating our own chocolate to take home afterwards. There was a lot of chocolate tasting too! Many thanks to Maria for such an enjoyable morning especially as it was her first time leading a workshop for a visually impaired group.


Southwark member Diane told us about her experience,


The visit to the chocolate factory was a wonderful experience. We were all made very welcome, and it was fully inclusive whatever level of sight the group may have had. Maria who led the session was so knowledgeable about how the chocolate is produced, right from how it is grown to the delicious chocolate we all love to eat. The best part of the visit was when we made our own chocolates by hand and even chocolate lollipops. I would recommend this experience to any visually impaired group we all had a wonderful time and left in high spirits.




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