Royal Blind's Fantastic Fundraisers

Posted: 23/06/2015 |

No charity could survive without the generosity, hard work and commitment that is offered by volunteers who organise and take part in fundraising activities.

From running marathons to abseiling from great heights to organising charity race nights, supportive individuals across the country continue to help raise funds in aid of Royal Blind.

These generous souls include Richard Allan, Elizabeth Manson, Carlos Moreno and Lisa Buzenas who all took part in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival at the end of May:

“I very much enjoyed the experience. I was still in one piece when I finished so in my eyes it's all good,” said Elizabeth.

Photo of marathon runner, Carlos Moreno“It was an amazing experience running in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival. Wearing the Royal Blind t-shirt made me feel so proud and supported by this big organisation, and all the effort I put in is for a good cause,” added Carlos.

Richard said: “I took part in the half marathon for Royal Blind. It was probably the hardest challenge I've ever physically done and I was so pleased to cross the finishing line two hours and 16 minutes after starting.

“I chose Royal Blind to run for because they are a wonderful charity that do so much for people of all ages with visual impairments. If I run again next year, Royal Blind will be the first to know!”

Janet McNair is a member of singing group, ACE Chorus. They’re holding a concert at the Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow on 14 November and they have chosen to raise funds for Royal Blind. Ahead of the concert, Janet decided to arrange an extra fundraising event at her local pub in Busby:Photo of Janet McNair's, charity race night

“The charity race night I organised for Royal Blind at the Florida Park Bar went extremely well. People collected fabulous prizes kindly donated by friends and local businesses and everyone came away happy, commenting on what a great night it was for a wonderful, well deserving charity. I had no idea I would raise the sum of £500.76!”

May was a busy month for fundraising as it also included Glasgow’s Finnieston Crane abseil, a new event in Royal Blind’s calendar, which Lori McCann from Coatbridge bravely signed up for.

Image of Deborah Davidson abseiling from Forth Rail BridgeActivities continued in June. This last weekend saw five brave people abseil 165 feet from the Forth Rail Bridge in aid of Royal Blind with one participant, Paul Hodgkinson, adding to his challenge by walking from the River Clyde to the Forth. Our thanks go to Paul along with Deborah Davidson, Vicki and Gregor Halliday, and Jenny O’Hara.

And finally, for now, two year old Sophie and four year old Alfie Young took part in the Great Scottish Toddle on Sunday. They really enjoyed their experience and have already raised almost £150, well in excess of their £100 target!

If you want to take part in an event and help raise funds for Royal Blind we have a number to choose from:-

Or, if you wish to support us by volunteering, please email or call 0131 229 1456.