15 Acres of Adventure in the Heart of Leicester

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Proving that neither age nor disability is a barrier


Proving that neither age nor disability is a barrier to new experiences, with her 2 daughters & grandson, 85 year old June Jones from Wigston, Leicester was one of the participants on the Zip-line at the LOPC (Leicester Outdoor Pursuit Centre) in March. 




June, who will be 86 in June this year is totally blind in one eye and has only partial peripheral vision in the other eye.  Speaking to a family friend who had been on a zip-wire whilst on holiday, June told her family that she would love to have a go, to have that feeling of flying through the air.  Her family contacted the LOPC who arranged the experience as a private booking for a Christmas present.


After her 1st go, June said ‘Oh I loved it and it was so quick.  I was twirling in the air & could feel the wind rushing past me, do we get to have another go’?  


The family were led back up to the top of the tower with greater confidence to have another go.  June said ‘I’m going to tell all my friends at the Deaf & Blind Society & see if they want to come & have a go’


The LOPC provide Outdoor Adventure Activities for almost All ages & groups of people, with a range of experiences designed help stimulate, educate and motivate people at affordable prices.

The LOPC is an Independent Charity based in 15 Acres of land at the Heart of Leicester.  
For more information about the Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre.
e-mail: enquiries@lopc.co.uk                           
Tel: 0116 268 1426  


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