Images from Left: KAB Ten-Pin bowling members and volunteers, smiling with arms linked; Centre: Ina (Comms Officer) and our volunteer Josh, cycling on a tandem bike on a racing track; Right: A Social Eyes gathering at the Quaker Centre, a large group of our members are sitting around long tables enjoying a chat and a light lunch.
We have a few exciting events lined up for the new year
Sew and Repair
• Tuesday 9th January, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
On Tuesday 9th January during our Socialeyes lunch we will have the lovely Taghree who will be bringing her needlecraft skills to the Quaker Centre to help with any sewing needed.
So, if you have any trousers that need turning up, or skirts that need hemming or if you have a hole in a pocket, a button or two missing, bring them to the Quaker centre. She will be bringing some extra buttons so do not worry if you have lost them!
Social Eyes is fortnightly on Tuesdays, 1:00pm — 3:00pm, at the Kingston Quaker Centre, Fairfield East, Kingston, KT1 2PT. Enjoy a light lunch and socialise with other KAB members. Call the office to book your place at the Quaker Centre.
• Tuesday 23rd January, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
On Tuesday 23 January Nina from the better bones team will be coming to talk to us about bones and joint health, which foods and exercises are good for those of us with arthritis, rheumatism, brittle bone or just to keep ourselves healthy in general!
Calendar of Activities
January – March 2024
Calendar of Activities January – March 2024
For more details and to book call 0208 605 0060
or email us email@example.com
Meet and greet by arrangement:
We understand how difficult it can be to go to unfamiliar places, so KAB will be very happy to meet and greet at the closest bus stop or train station so that you can take part in any of our activities on offer. Please contact the office to prearrange.
Social Eyes Lunches
We offer lunch plus a chair-based exercise session for those who would like to participate; at the Kingston Quaker Centre, Fairfield East, Kingston, KT1 2PT.
When:Alternate Tuesdays 1:00pm – 3:00pm
January 09th, 23rd,
February 06th, 20th
March 05th, 19th
Lunch Club and Quiz
A light lunch is offered, and members have the opportunity to socialise; at the Kingston Quaker, Centre, Fairfield East, KT1 2PT.
When:Last Friday of each month 12:30am – 3:00pm
Swimming session for Beginners and Improvers
For beginners, or swimmers who would like to improve. The swimming sessions are on a one-to-one basis with Emily Hampton. The dates and times can vary, if you are interested, please contact the office to arrange a session and discuss any needs. New Malden Leisure Centre, Training Pool, New Malden, KT3 4TA.
When:Date and time by arrangement.
Swimming Sessions for independent Swimmers
In association with Spartans Swimming Club, please prebook. All members new to the session need to fill out a form signed by their GP. Please phone or email to obtain a form and for further details.
During these sessions the pool is closed to the public and only open to disabled swimmers.
Cost:Sessions are £2
Venue:At the New Malden Leisure Centre, Main Pool, New Malden, KT3 4TA.
When: Thursdays, 7:00pm — 8:00pm
January 04th, 11th, 18th, 25th
Two football sessions run at the same time for Blind and Visually Impaired Juniors (5-16 years old), and Adults (16+). Both sessions are open to all levels, male and female.
The sessions take place in a huge indoor bubble protecting the players and spectators from the British weather!
To book: Please call or email our office.
Venue:Fulham FC Training Ground, Motspur Park, KT3 6PT.
When:Saturdays, 10:45am – 11:45am
January to April during term time
First session Saturday 13th January
Please phone the office to pre-book. Sessions are weather dependent. In partnership with Wheels for all Kingston.
Venue:Weir Archer Athletics Centre, Jack Goodchild Way, 422a Kingston Road, KT1 3PB.
Mondays except Bank holidays, 1:00pm – 1:45pm
Hollywood Bowl, Charrington Bowl, Kingston Rd,Surbiton KT5 9PB.
Phone or email the office to register.
When:Twice a month on Mondays 11:00am - 1:00pm.
February 05th and 19th
March 04th and 18th
We have started monthly sessions at the Kingston Library. Sessions are supported by the RNIB Tech for Life team. They can support you with:
• Using and setting up your smartphone, tablet, laptop or eReader.
• Discovering accessible technology and devices
• Making the most of the internet
• Your questions about using accessible technology
Venue: Kingston Library, Fairfield Rd, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2PS.
When:First Thursday of each month from 11:00am - 1:00pm.
Places are limited and registration is essential. Phone the KAB office to book your place and let us know if there is anything in particular you would like to learn or get help with.
01st February, 07th March, 04th April
Food and Drink is available to purchase at the Club after the session.
Venue: King George Field Indoor Bowls Club, Jubilee Way, Chessington, KT9 1TR.
When: Thursdays fortnightly, 10:00am - 12:00pm
February 08th and 22nd
March 07th and 21st
April 04th and 18th
South London Working Age Forum
February 13th - run by Croydon
Venue to be confirmed.
Let’s have fun speed dating – first impressions and how to present yourself in a few minutes. A useful skill for job fairs and networking events.
March 12th – run by MertonVision
Venue: To be confirmed
Blind in Business presenting the importance of having a mentor.
Volunteer for us
Our activities and services depend on the support of our volunteers, we are always on the look out to recruit and grow our team! We are looking for the following volunteers:
Eye Buddy volunteers
Help with Clubs and outings
Help with sports sessions
Information Technology Volunteer
Forthcoming dates for visual awareness training for our volunteers:
Tuesday 30th January from 1:00pm to 12:30pm
Please call the office for the volunteers to book their place.
KAB Concession Policy
In recognition of the high cost-of-living currently experienced by many members of the Kingston Association for the Blind, the Board of Trustees of KAB has instituted a concessions policy. Members of KAB who are in financial distress can apply for a concession which will exempt them from paying the £5 fee normally paid at all KAB activities.
For more details phone 0208 605 0060 or 07442 394 472. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org