Swindon Bats is pleased to announce that, following the pandemic, activities will begin again with regular tenpin bowling resuming on 6 September 2021 and our Monday Club will start on 20 September 2021.
On 12 July 2021, Simon, an active member of Swindon Bats, sadly passed away having suffered some severe health problems for some time.
For many years, Simon regularly took part in our Wednesday afternoon tenpin bowling sessions with great enthusiasm. He enjoyed some playful banter with his team mates and became particularly excited when he won (he was very competitive)!
In May 2016, Simon and his team travelled to Wigan to take part in the National Blind Tenpin Bowling Association’s Winter Trios competition finals. After a day’s bowling, he was very excited to discover that his team had come 3rd in this competition.
Simon also attended our Monday Club on a regular basis and enjoyed sharing information and demonstrating various gadgets that he found useful as a totally blind person. These gadgets included a 1-cup machine for boiling just one mug of water for making a drink. This allowed him to make a hot drink without overflowing his mug with boiling water.
Sadly, a few years ago, Simon had to give up his participation in tenpin bowling for health reasons –his team has not played so well since!
Simon was a keen writer of verse - see some great examples on our new page 'The Blind Poet'
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Last Updated: 1st September 2021