Runners raise £2,000 for Royal Blind with evening Kelpies race

Posted: 14/11/2016 | Education,

Royal Blind supporters have raised more than £2,000 by taking part in a race around the Kelpies - after dark.

Liz and Anne pose in fundraising t-shirts and light-up accessoriesSeven fundraisers donned head torches and fluorescent paint for the Supernova Run this weekend.

The event saw hundreds of runners completing a 5k circuit at the famous monument in Falkirk.

And with donations still rolling in, the event has so far raised an amazing £2,150 for Royal Blind’s services for visually impaired children and adults across Scotland.

Liz and Anne (pictured right) chose to raise money for Royal Blind because their children attended the Royal Blind School. They completed the race in 35 minutes and 49 seconds – a personal best for the pair!

Leanne was also inspired to run by a Royal Blind School student, family friend Andrew Pettigrew, who is flourishing at the school.

Specsavers optical assistants, Megan and Carol, wanted to tackle the race for a charity that offers support for visually impaired people after being inspired by their patients’ stories of sight loss.

And Royal Blind fundraiser, Natalie, invited her friend Ffyona to run with her after meeting many of the inspiring individuals the charity supports.

Thank you to everyone who took part in the Supernova Run 2016. Your support really does make a difference.

Find out more about upcoming fundraising events.