Blindfolded Sandwell College tutors helped The Albion Foundation’s blind football team complete leg 2 of the Tri Albion Challenge as they successfully visited all primary schools in Sandwell.
Throughout the five days the hardy group battled their way to all 119 schools, guided by The Albion Foundation’s disability coaches, with blind team captain Simon Hill leading the way from start to finish.
Lecturer Steve Poole and Senior Learning Support Co-ordinator Jamit Rukar from the college’s Integrated Studies department, donned blindfolds to help raise awareness of disability sport across the Black Country. They were guided along the eight-mile walk by their students.
Fans can donate just £3 to The Albion Foundation to help the charity continue their award-winning work across Sandwell, Dudley and Worcester, that recently saw them voted the Community Project of the Year at the Black Country Sport & Physical Activity Awards.
Upon completion of the leg, Simon passed on the Baggies Baton to Blind Dave Heeley who will then take on the third, and most gruelling, leg of the Tri Albion Challenge. Dave will be taking part in the Marathon des Sables in April, which consists of a 150+ mile run across the Sahara Desert, carrying all of his provisions on his back!
The first leg was completed by a group of 17 cyclists including Club Legend Brendon Batson and Blind Dave himself, who successfully biked 156 miles from St. Mary’s Stadium, Southampton to The Hawthorns over three days.
You can sponsor the guys for completing the Tri-Albion Challenge by texting “TRIA15 £3″ to 70070 to donate £3 or you can visit the Just Giving page at https://www.justgiving.com/albionfoundation/Donate/