Record Breaking Royal Blind Glows Again!

Posted: 29/10/2012 |

Royal Blind supporters became world record breakers during the annual ‘Glow in the Park’ event on Saturday 27th October!

'Glow in the Park' is an annual children’s sponsored walk event that launches Royal Blind’s week-long fundraising event known as Light Relief Week. The aim of the evening is for the children taking part in the walk to have fun, while also learning about the challenges that people with a visual impairment face on a day to day basis.

This year’s event took place at the historic Fettes College in Edinburgh, which Royal Blind transformed into a magical realm filled with waving wands, hidden rabbits, and trees hung with stars and witches’ brooms! The majestic Fettes College main building was brought to life with colourful lighting and projections, while groups of children dressed as magicians, rabbits, wizards, witches, and fairies waved glow sticks and raced around a gigantic singing magic wand.

During the event, Royal Blind earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for performing the world’s “Largest Magic Lesson” after 1,063 children and adults participated in a magic lesson led by professional magician, Kevin McMahon. Royal Blind’s attempt was a massive success and more than doubled the size of the previous record-holding group of 435 people in China. After championing a new world record, families explored the grounds on a guided sensory walk that included music, magic tricks and a disco tunnel! A few highlights on the walk included a giant bunny rabbit at the top of the climbing wall, as well as a disco tunnel! You can view photos from this year’s event here.

Thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s Glow in the Park a massive success, with special thanks to Fettes College, the Blacklight crew and all of our wonderful volunteers!