2020 Campaign

Help us reach more people with sight loss in 2020

Take on our 20 Challenge and help people who don't have 20:20 vision

Over 175,000 people in Scotland don’t have 20:20 vision.  We are using the year 2020 to highlight the growing number of people this affects and to raise vital funds to ensure we are there to help everyone who needs us. 

Whether you walk, swim or run 20 miles, climb 20 hills or even bake a cake a day for 20 days – the challenge is yours to make your own. 

Need inspiration for a challenge that doesn't involve exercise? Here are some ideas: 

  • Invite 20 friends for dinner – charge them £20.20! 
  • Host a gin tasting for 20 gins!   
  • Host an afternoon tea or even a ladies lunch 
  • Learn a new word in 20 different languages 
  • Read 20 books
  • Visit a theme park and ride 20 rides 

Sign up today for your 20 Challenge pack

Get your colleagues involved and think of a crazy challenge to include all your team. 

Use your own initiative and come up with something you would find fun to do in 2020 and these challenges can be undertaken either in one day or at any point over the course of year! 

Sign up today for your 20 Challenge pack and you will receive help hints and tips for fundraising, a t-shirt to wear during your endeavor, sponsorship form plus lots of support and encouragement from our fundraising team. 

To sign up simply drop us an email.

We need your 20ps!

money boxAn easy way to help people with sight loss in 2020 is to take part in our 20p appeal. All you need to do is collect 101 20 pence pieces

There is so much that £20.20 can be spent on to help people with sight loss:

  • £25 can buy adapted dinner plates with high sides which help reduce the stress and embarrassment of eating for people who cannot see their food. 
  • £21 could buy a pocket magnifier which is a small and lightweight magnifier to help people with a visual impairment to read when they are out and about.
  • £19.60 could buy a copy of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Braille Edition for our Royal Blind School library to ensure that children who are blind don’t miss out on the nation’s favourite books.

At our Royal Blind School, £20.20 could mean:

  • Horse riding for one pupil per week
  • A visit to the Yard for two pupils per week
  • Work experience support for a pupil working in the community
  • A music therapy session which benefits up to 10 pupils over the day
  • Tactile toys to explain functions like toileting to a pupil with complex needs

Once you’ve collected your 20ps there are several ways you can send your funds back to us:

  • Send us a cheque to Royal Blind, 50 Gillespie Crescent, Edinburgh, EH10 4JB
  • Pay the funds raised online at www.royalblind.org
  • If you are near our office pop in with your coins

If you need help or have any questions, email us.