Visually impaired members from across Dorset benefit from playing cricket – it gives them greater confidence and makes them more sociable. Our grant enabled Dorset Dolphins to cover the cost of travel for members and hire of facilities – existing members travel from a wide area and often have to rely on family and friends to bring them to the training ground.
Tina Appleby, Treasurer of the club explained:
We have an 84-year-old lady who has dramatically lost her sight in the last 12 months. She is determined to play cricket, as she once did back in school. The team guide each other around the pitch and work brilliantly as a group.