Lisburn in Focus seeking cyclists

Andrena O'Prey and Rikki Thompson, Ulster Star, with Claire Patience, Lisburn in Focus, at the launch of the Ulster Star's People of the Year Awards. US1526-508cd  Picture: Cliff Donaldson
Andrena O'Prey and Rikki Thompson, Ulster Star, with Claire Patience, Lisburn in Focus, at the launch of the Ulster Star's People of the Year Awards. US1526-508cd Picture: Cliff Donaldson

Lisburn in Focus (LIF), is working to make Lisburn Council area more inclusive for people with sight loss.

The LIF team are currently seeking new volunteers to support their diverse programme of work.

Lisburn in Focus is a project led by the Royal National Institute of Blind People Northern Ireland (RNIB NI).

It is funded by the Big Lottery Fund’s Safe and Well Programme.

Claire Patience, Project Co-ordinator with Lisburn in Focus, said: “We really need some new volunteers to enable our blind and partially sighted Tandem cyclists to continue getting opportunities to get out on a bike.

“We are lucky enough to have a number of great volunteers who help us out as often as they can.

“But with illness and holidays and other commitments we always need a few more people who are willing to cycle on Thursday evenings or Saturday mornings.

She continued: “National Standards Training is available for all volunteers who would like to become more comfortable on a tandem – so there is no need to doubt your ability – all we need is a willingness to help out.”

There is also the option of pairing up with someone at different times during the week so if a Thursday night or Saturday morning does not suit you then you can still be a valuable volunteer.

If you are at all interested in volunteering, then please get in touch with Claire on 028 9033 4121 or email claire.patience@rnib.org.uk