Peggy has a wild time at centre for the blind
WHEN helper David Monks of Coventry Resource Centre for the Blind asked Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary to visit, he did so with a particular lady in mind.
Peggy, who is deaf/blind and unable to speak, loves animals. David had thought the wildlife sanctuary might bring in some small, cute animals – such as hedgehogs and rabbits. Instead they brought along a large eagle owl, an albino ferret with dementia and a 6ft boa constrictor!
Peggy, one of a number of members of The Monday Club for the Blind at the centre, spent a long time stroking the huge snake and managed to say the words “thank you”.
The Monday Club has had many fascinating speakers and entertainers, including Coventry’s polar explorer Mark Wood and singers including Phantom of the Opera star Dave Willetts.
The Monday Club is one part of the Coventry Resource Centre for the Blind, on Earlsdon Avenue South, which is buzzing with fun and activity since being taken over by volunteers, lead by Rosie and Trish, who are unpaid helpers themselves. The centre was recently awards the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Award for Voluntary Service with a prestigious event at St Mary’s Hall.
Deputy Lord Lieutenant Ursula told Coventry’s Talking Newspaper for the Visually Impaired: “Only the best get this award.”
Visit coventryblind.co.uk or call 024 7671 7522 for more information.
Peggy spent a long time with the 6ft boa constrictor DO you have any spare toys or books that could make the difference to a child this Christmas?A Sikh charity is collecting books and toys in Coventry to give to needy youngsters in time for the festive period.The Wahegru Foundation has launched the winter charitable initiative in conjunction with The Children’s Society.The drive is in honour of those who fought to defend the poor, the hungry, the homeless and the oppressed.Mata Gujar Kaur and the Four Sahibzade were the mother and the young children of the 10th Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji. They were executed by the Mughal regime in India for not compromising their faith and have huge significance for the global Sikh community.