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Exclusive Inspector Rebus Story

Exclusive Inspector Rebus Story

THE VERY LAST DROP

An Inspector Rebus story By IAN RANKIN

Posted: 08/03/2010

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Try and Score Celebrity Golf

Try and Score Celebrity Golf

Bookings are starting to come in for our Try and Score Celebrity Golf Day on 26 August at the Dalmahoy Golf Club. Last year the event was a tremendous success and raised nearly £10k for the charity. Can we beat it this year? 6 teams already away so another 12 to go. Can you help or perhaps let friends, colleagues etc know that this is happening? Sporting names last year included Scott Hastings, George Burley, Andy Nicol, Jim Renwick, Gordon Smith and John Robertson.

Posted: 20/05/2010

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Sending best wishes to all our Edinburgh Marathon Runners

Sending best wishes to all our Edinburgh Marathon Runners

This is the first year Royal Blind has participated in the Edinburgh Marathon and we would like to thank: Ross Baron, Simone Forbes, Beth Laughlin, Peter Cunio, Dawn Cunio, Terry Nicholls, Jane Nicholls, Scott Bryson, Neal Herbert, Derek Adam, Peter MacDonald and Anne Marie Fleming for participating. Hope all the preparations are going well and we’ll be there to support you at the finishing line.

Posted: 21/05/2010

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Run, run, run - Edinburgh Marathon 2010 is TODAY!

Run, run, run - Edinburgh Marathon 2010 is TODAY!

Today's the day. Best of luck to Ross Baron, Simone Forbes, Beth Laughlin, Peter Cunio, Dawn Cunio, Terry Nicholls, Jane Nicholls, Scott Bryson, Neal Herbert, Derek Adam, Peter MacDonald and Anne Marie who have been working hard pounding the pavements to raise a funds for the Royal Blind School Appeal. This appeal aims to build a new home for blind and disabled children at the Craigmillar Park campus of The Royal Blind School. We now on site to welcome you and will be there to support you at the finishing line.

Posted: 22/05/2010

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Rugby and Football legends are signing up for Try and Score Celebrity Golf Day on 26 August

Rugby and Football legends are signing up for Try and Score Celebrity Golf Day on 26 August

Football and rugby legends Scott Hastings, Gregor Townsend, Duncan Hodge, Donald Ford, Willie Young, Stuart Dougal, Richard Gordon and Andy Walker are now confirmed for Try and Score Celebrity Golf Day. More names to be announced this month. 18 teams of 3 will compete, each making up a four ball with one of our football or rugby legends. The day will commence with coffee and bacon rolls served from 9:30am in the East Room.

Posted: 24/05/2010

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Libby Clegg takes first gold for Great Britain

Libby Clegg takes first gold for Great Britain

Former Royal Blind School pupil and Royal Blind Ambassador, Libby Clegg, has won Great Britain's first gold in the BT Paralympic World Cup in Manchester. Libby won the 100 metres for the visually impaired, to the delight of 5,500 spectators, among them schoolchildren who had come from as far away as Somerset. Libby has had Stargardt’s macular dystrophy since she was 9, a condition she shares with two of her three siblings.  Her two brothers, James and Stephen, also attend The Royal Blind School and both are training hard for the forthcoming 2012 Paralympics.

Posted: 27/05/2010

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Struggling to think of a father's day gift with a difference?

Struggling to think of a father's day gift with a difference?

If you are stuck for a gift for Father's Day and bored of the usual socks and hankies, then take a look at the fun and original virtual gifts on offer with the Royal Blind School Appeal. From a bag of cement to a Portaloo we have a variety of gifts on offer that will allow you to celebrate Father's Day in a slightly unusual way this year whilst helping children who are blind, visually impaired and disabled. Can we build it? Yes we can but we need your help.

Posted: 31/05/2010

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Big thanks to Rachel MacLeod (aged 6) who ran the BUPA MINI RUN for Royal Blind. Raised a fantastic £79.04!!!!!!

Big thanks to Rachel MacLeod (aged 6) who ran the BUPA MINI RUN for Royal Blind. Raised a fantastic £79.04!!!!!!

A really big thank you to Rachel MacLeod aged 6 from Edinburgh who ran in the Edinburgh BUPA Mini Run in May and raised a tremendous £79.04 for Royal Blind. Well done Rachel :) If you fancy getting involved with community fundraising for Royal Blind – you know cake baking, running, walking, sponsored bike ride - then we would love to hear from you. Please email marion.anderson@royalblind.org or call 0131 229 1456. We're waiting for you...

Posted: 04/06/2010

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David raises £315 for Royal Blind in The Chris Hoy Edinburgh Half Marathon

David raises £315 for Royal Blind in The Chris Hoy Edinburgh Half Marathon

Thanks to David Majsterek who took part in The Chris Hoy Edinburgh Half Marathon and raised the excellent sum of £315.00 which after all the Gift Aid has been reclaimed will rise to £390.00. Thanks also to everyone who sponsored him.

Posted: 04/06/2010

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Newton Stewart teen from Royal Blind School heading for success after reaching the final of a prestigious Scottish Education Award

Newton Stewart teen from Royal Blind School heading for success after reaching the final of a prestigious Scottish Education Award

A NEWTON Stewart man is aiming for success after reaching the final of a prestigious Scottish education award. Derick Locke, 19, helps to run Vera’s Café at the Royal Blind School in Edinburgh – and the team is bidding to triumph against two other finalists from the mainstream education sector in the Entrepreneurial Learning Award category. The winning school will be named at The Scottish Education Awards at a ceremony in Glasgow later this month.

Posted: 05/06/2010

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