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NCBI Family Fun Day will offer visually impaired Limerick youth a unique challenge



NCBI Family Fun Day – Pictured Eoin and Jo Stepleton competing in the unique and exciting challenge.

The family fun day comes after NCBI received a €100,000 donation from the RTE Toy Show Fund

By I Love Limerick correspondent Ava O’Donoghue

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The challenge will see visually impaired youths compete in a challenge to abseil down Thomond Park.

An NCBI Family Fun Day at Thomond Park will take place on Saturday, July 2nd from 10 am to 2 pm and will offer blind or visually impaired Limerick youth a unique challenge.


National Council for the Blind (NCBI) works towards transforming the lives of children and adults who are blind, or vision impaired throughout Ireland to ensure they have access to the same opportunities, rights and choices as anyone else in society.

The NCBI Family Fun Daywill offer a unique challenge for visually impaired youths to abseil down one of Munster’s most iconic venues.

The event will see service users from ages 12-14 participate in the challenge alongside a parent or guardian to support the sight loss agency.

The aim of the challenge is to promote social inclusion and hone in on family connections as they compete in the challenge.

Abseiling, team challenges and a hot meal to finish will be on the cards for the family fun day and will encourage teens and their families to get out and have some fun.

The NCBI Family Fun Daycomes as part of NCBI’s RISE project, meaning Resilience Integration and Exercise; Self-Advocacy; Engagement which is a new national suite of structured interventions to support wellbeing and development for children and teens who are blind or vision impaired.

The RISE project’s development and rollout were enabled after they received €100,000 from the RTE Toy Show fund.

“Nothing like this has ever been organised before,” Jennifer Wilson, Coordinator of the RISE project commented.

“The event will give young adults the chance to experience a unique activity that is exciting but often not accessible to them in other circumstances.”

It will be a fantastic event for all involved and it is not one to be missed!

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