Walk in my Shoes 2020
After the great success of the last quiz, we have decided to make it a regular feature of our event diary.
Our spring quiz will test your knowledge throughout the night while pitting the teams against each other for a winner takes all quiz. Best of all, its Bring Your Own Bottle (BYOB!)
This is no ordinary quiz, with two rounds and some food in the interval this quiz is aimed at challenging those brain cells while having some fun and raising money for one of Jersey’s oldest charities.
Held at our centre in St Martin, the quiz has room for 62 people with a maximum team size of 6. Don’t have 6 people in a team or think that the brain power of 4 is better than 6? You can still enter with a team of 4,5 or 6!
Tickets at £15 per person and there will be a raffle at the end of the night.
Timings for the night:
Doors open at 6.30pm
Round 1 of the quiz starts at 7.00pm
Food Served at 8.00pm
Round 2 of the quiz starts at 8.45pm
Raffle at 10.00pm
Winners crowned victorious at 10.15pm
Sign up now, tickets for the EYECAN quiz will sell out quick!
Food options are selected when purchasing tickets, please also ensure you know the name of the team you wish to join at the time of purchasing your ticket.
Signing up and registering:
Registering is really easy, either as a team or as an individual joining teams your friends or family have set up.
If creating a team:
1) Click on the green box, ‘Tickets’
2) Create a new team (remember to be inventive with the team name!), Click Create team once you have added your team name.
3) Click ‘Register’ to register yourself to the team
4) Choose your options for tickets
5) Proceed to the checkout.
If you are joining a team:
1) Click on the green box, ‘Tickets’
2) Search for your team name and select it.
3) Choose your options for tickets
4) Proceed to the checkout.
Since the start of the bowls season, EYECAN have been the chosen charity for St Brelade Bowls Club.
With events running throughout the year to benefit the Charity, as well as a charity bowls match with DennySide Bowls Association the Club donated £1,059.92 from their own events.
EYECAN are extremely grateful for all of the support that we are given and are truly thankful to St Brelade’s Bowls Club for their generosity and for supporting us throughout the year.
EYECAN’s Scott Douglas receiving the donation from Freda Videgrain, President of St Brelades Bowls Club.
A very big thank you to The Dennyside Bowls Association who yesterday, 18th September 2019, raised £1,600 for EYECAN whilst competing against St Brelades Bowls Club.
The Dennyside Bowling Association for men’s outdoor bowls was founded in 1936 by Leonard Denny of the Cambridge Park Bowling Club and a prominent member of Middlesex Bowling Association. Although many things have changed since the early days the general aims remain the same. The main objective being to help bowling clubs raise monies for local charities and worthy causes. The hosting clubs that invite us for a match nominate their chosen charity where we know the money will be well spent.
EYECAN is extremely thankful for all donations and the huge generosity of The Dennyside Bowls Association.
We are challenging you to walk from La Frigate to Bel Royal or St Aubin and back while wearing goggles that simulate sight impairment while being guided by a sighted partner. This ‘walk in my shoes’ is in memory of Islander, EYECAN member and friend Glen Robertson who sadly passed away in 2016, Glen lived with sight loss and diabetes but continued to provide support to a number of charities and was training to be a counsellor. Glen felt that people would understand sight loss more if only they could ‘walk in his shoes’ for a day.
On arrival you will receive training from EYECAN’s Rehabilitation Officer who will teach you the basics of guiding a sight impaired person, you will collect your simulation glasses at registration and together with a buddy set off on the challenge. Experience the challenge together, if you wish, by sharing the walk between you.
Group training sessions on how to guide a sight impaired person will last for approx. 10 minutes and will be held at 0900 and 0915.
Our challenge isn’t a race, it is a way of you experiencing the challenges faced by sight impaired members of Jersey’s community.
Not feeling up for the challenge? That’s ok too. How about a walk from La Frigate to St Aubin and back, a good way to blow out the cobwebs on a Sunday morning and a fantastic way of supporting one of Jersey’s oldest charities.
T-shirts and water bottles can be collected on the day of the walk at La Frigate registration/meeting point. Please bring your printed ticket with you to ensure you get the correct t-shirt.
Car parking is available at Les Jardins, The Esplanade, Patriotic Street and the Laybys along Victoria Avenue.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You can contact EYECAN by calling (01534) 864689 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes, the buddy and walker will both have to be registered on the ‘Challenge walk’, but you can chose your own buddy on the day.
For safety reasons, if you are completing the Challenge walk you will not be allowed to bring animals with you. However if you are just completing the walk to St Aubin’s and back dogs and animals are more than welcome.
Children can complete the challenge walk and the walk to St Aubin and back, but please ensure that each child has a responsible adult with them for the entirety walk.
Please ensure that you bring your printed ticket to the event, this ensures, for safety, that we know who is walking and that we can provide the correct T-shirt to each participant on the day.
No. Each ticket must be registered in the name of the walker. This is to ensure for safety that we know who is walking and who has returned.
For safety reasons the name on the ticket must be for the person walking.
Yes, before heading off on the walk you will be required to complete a short, basic, training session on how to guide a sight impaired person.
The training will be conducted by EYECAN’s Rehabilitation Officer who will ensure that people are confident and comfortable with guiding before they set off.
Terms and Conditions
I understand that I enter this event at my own risk and that EYECAN (Jersey Blind Society, the event organiser or any of our event partners and sponsors will not be held responsible for any accident suffered or injury sustained by myself from any cause whatsoever.
I understand that this waiver includes any claims, whether caused by negligence, the action or inaction of any of the above parties, or otherwise.
By entering the event I am also indicating and declaring that I am medically fit and able to compete in this event and do so totally and absolutely at my own risk. I am also aware that any medical conditions that I suffer from must be indicated to the race organisers prior to my taking part in the event.
I understand that once I enter this event, my entry is non-refundable under any circumstances and entries are non-transferrable to other potential participants.
In response to the introduction of the Discrimination (Disability) (Jersey) Law, Jersey’s leading charity supporting blind and sight impaired Islanders has launched the EYECAN accreditation scheme for Jersey businesses of all sizes. Successful completion of the accreditation will give employers, businesses and staff the knowledge and skills to comfortably engage with people who are living with blindness or sight loss and ensure they meet the requirements of the new legislation.
EYECAN is committed to changing the perception of sight loss to give those affected by it more opportunities and support, while increasing the inclusiveness of work and public places Island-wide. The new accreditation scheme is a key pillar of this commitment, providing a framework for Jersey’s business community to engage with.
“One in five people over the age of 65 has sight loss and this ratio increases significantly with age.
Businesses are highly likely to encounter a member of staff, customer, or client who suffers from sight loss or impairment,” says Jane Vincent, Operations Director at EYECAN. “Our new corporate accreditation scheme will help local businesses improve their accessibility and service for those with sight impairment and give people with sight impairment the confidence that their additional needs can be catered for and met by that organisation.”
The EYECAN Accreditation has been specifically designed, based on the requirements of the new Discrimination (Disability) (Jersey) Law. The training explains the relevant areas of the law in jargon-free terms to the participants. Through audits and workshops, it provides useful specifics on how each business can enhance the experience of sight-impaired clients, employees or customers in realistic and achievable ways. Participants will also gain a valuable understanding of the impact that inaccessible information and environments have on people living with sight loss. Businesses who have completed the accreditation will be awarded the EYECAN Accreditation Marque certificate and stickers to display on their premises making them easily recognisable as an organisation well-equipped to cater for the needs of sight impaired islanders.
EYECAN has ambitious targets for 20 local businesses to be accredited in the next 12 months. Further information about the EYECAN Accreditation scheme can be found at www.eyecan.je.