Game Day Vision CIC

Game Day Vision CIC

At a glance

Causes

  • Physical disabilities

Other details

Organisation type: 
Not for profit
Geographical remit: 
National - England

Objectives

Game Day Vision is a newly form CIC, born from the personal experience of our founder and managing director; Andrew Birch, himself living with severe sight loss and an avid football fan. Andy's quality of life and general well-being benefit immeasurably from being able to go and watch live football matches, live music, and other events.   

The friends and family members who go along with Andy on these occasions provide him with the sighted help and support necessary to negotiate the many barriers that would otherwise exclude him.   

Whilst Andy enjoys the good fortune of having a strong network of supportive friends and family, there are many visually impaired people who are not so fortunate, and even though accessibility at venues has improved over recent years, it is often public transport and other factors that present the biggest barriers for people.   

Game Day Vision, therefore, aims to provide visually impaired people with the support they need to not only attend live events but to travel to and from them by recruiting and training a team of volunteer buddy’s who will deliver the support.

Activities

Our main focus is supporting visually impaired people to access live sporting events.

We also aim to work with sports clubs and venues to make live events more accessible for visually impaired people, as well as raising awareness amongst the wider community. 

Current opportunities

Essex, CM8 2XA

We are seeking a Volunteer Project Manager to help run and develop our services.