On this page you will find out about the clubs and other activities which are organised by the Ipswich Blind Society. If you would like any further information about any of these activities or you would like to enquire about taking part, please feel free to telephone the Ipswich Blind Society Office on 01473 219712.
The IBS subsidises taxis for all of these clubs to collect and return those needing transport from door to door.
Guided Walks Programme
Weather dependent, the society arranges walks starting and finishing at a public house so bevereges can be purchased for those who wish to indulge.
â€˜Blinkâ€™ is our club for younger members. The group meets socially once per month for a drink, or meal or for a particular activity at a pre-arranged venue. This group is a great way for our younger members to make new friends, stay in contact and to get tips and advice from each other.
The Men's Club is held in the Methodist Church Hall, Blackhorse Lane, Ipswich, every Wednesday morning from 9.30 to 11.30 am, except during August. Activities include morning coffee, visiting speakers, outings, and lunches for members and partners. This club caters for 24 members and there are vacancies available.
The Mixed Club is held at St Mary's Church Hall, Stoke Park, Ipswich, on the first and third Wednesday afternoon of every month, from 2.00 to 4.00 pm, except during August. Activities include various entertainment, talks, and outings. This club caters for 60 members and there are vacancies available.
We offer a number of bowls clubs at various venues around Ipswich as follows:
Rushmere - Held on alternate Tuesday afternoons from 12.30 to 2.30pm.
Northgate - Held on pre-arranged Tuesday evenings, once per month from 7.00 to 9.00 pm.
Whitton - Held every Thursday morning from 10.00 to 12.00 pm.
Chantry - Held every second Friday afternoon of the month from May to September, from 2.00 to 4.00 pm.
Our Coffee Mornings are held on the first Monday of every month, excluding Bank Holidays. We meet in the Meeting Room at 19 Tower Street, Ipswich, from 10.00 to 12.00 pm. Anyone is most welcome to attend.
To be arranged
Our Guided Walks Programme has been designed to venture out of Ipswich to explore new areas. The walks have been arranged by Charles and Betty Robertson. Each walk is circular, and starts and finishes at a local public house, with transport provided to and from each venue from Crown Street lay-by, Ipswich. Many thanks to Charles and Betty for organising these walks.
Whilst there will be sighted helpers on these walks, if you know a sighted helper who could accompany you they would be most welcome. Walkers should be prepared for uneven or slippery surfaces, stiles, mud, puddles, rain, and plenty of fresh air and exercise!