Amy's activity day is right on target

Chorley Citizen: SHARP SHOOTER: Amy Wright, six, from Euxton, tries her hand at archery SHARP SHOOTER: Amy Wright, six, from Euxton, tries her hand at archery

A visually impaired youngster became a sharp shooter after a blind charity gave her a taste of archery.

Amy Wright, six, from Euxton, was right on target during the latest activity day run by Action for Blind People at Whitehough Outdoor Education Centre, near Burnley last Saturday.

Little Amy is a member of the local Actionnaires club; one of 26 multi-activity clubs for visually impaired children, run by Action for Blind People to support children in enjoying full and active lives.

Jan Beale, from Action for Blind People, said: “At Action, we are always trying to give children, like Amy, and their families the opportunity to take part in a variety of interesting, unusual and fun activities.

“By making friends, sharing experiences and feeling good through success, the self-esteem and belief of our young members is improved.

“The archery allowed parents to get fully involved, with everyone learning from Whitehough’s expert instructors. Shared experiences are a great way of boosting the children’s self belief, proving at a young age that sight loss shouldn’t be a barrier to fun and achievement.” Action for Blind People is also holding a treetop trek adventure day at Brockhole Visitor Centre, Windermere, on March 30, and a family day in Windermere in May.

For more information about the Actionnaires clubs in the North West, contact Jan Beale on 0151 702 5716, or email: janet.beale@actionforblindpeople.org.uk.

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