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Dress Up for Royal Blind Week

Dress Up for Royal Blind Week

This year Royal Blind is celebrating its first annual Royal Blind Week, and we’re inviting you to join us!

Royal Blind takes place from 24 February to 4 March. Since it’s winter, we thought we’d offer up something fun to get you excited about our fundraising drive. So, with that in mind… Liven up your work/school day by dressing down or up!

It’s so simple, all you have to do is offer your staff or pupils the opportunity to wear something completely different. All they have to do for the priviledge is to donate £1 to Royal Blind!

Posted: 07/02/2014

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Artist David Grigor Donates Artwork for Royal Blind Week

Artist David Grigor Donates Artwork for Royal Blind Week

Artist and art instructor for visually impaired veterans at the Linburn Centre, David Grigor, has donated three specially commissioned paintings to the Royal Blind Week art exhibition, which will take place at Gallery Seventeen, Edinburgh, between Thursday 20 February and Saturday  1 March.

Name: David Grigor

Studio / Workplace Location Wasps Studios: My home and the Linburn Centre

Posted: 07/02/2014

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Fife Council Raise Funds for Royal Blind

Fife Council Raise Funds for Royal Blind

Scottish charity Royal Blind received a major boost from Fife Council employees yesterday, during a special cheque presentation ceremony with recently elected MSP Alex Rowley.

Royal Blind representatives were presented with a cheque for the huge sum of £6,335.05, raised from the very special ‘Walk 500 Miles for Alec’ event which was organised entirely by Fife Council staff.

Posted: 06/02/2014

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Royal Blind Art Exhibition and Sale at Gallery Seventeen

Royal Blind Art Exhibition and Sale at Gallery Seventeen

This year Royal Blind is celebrating its first annual Royal Blind Week from 24 February to 4 March!

There are lots of ways to get involved, from the Blind for a Day challenge to orgainising your own bake sale.

Throughout Royal Blind Week we will be hosting an Art Exhibition and Sale:

Thursday 20 February – Saturday 1 March

Gallery Seventeen, 17 Dundas Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6QG

Opening times – Monday to Friday 10am – 7pm Saturday 11am – 6pm

Posted: 05/02/2014

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The Gift of Giving

The Gift of Giving

Christmas is just around the corner and we have a great gift idea in mind. Can you guess what it is yet?

Royal Blind is a charity, and as such we rely on your donations and generosity in order to provide services for people who are blind or visually impaired – who we support throughout their lifetimes. Many of the people that we support also have other additional disabilities.

Posted: 05/02/2014

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Go Blind for a Day During Royal Blind Week

Go Blind for a Day During Royal Blind Week

Are you up for a challenge?

This year Royal Blind is celebrating its first annual Royal Blind Week, and we’re inviting you to join us.

On Friday 28 February we would like you to accept a unique and tricky challenge: to become blind for a day!

The goal is to blindfold yourself and to go about your usual daily business. Sounds simple enough, doesn’t it? But don’t be fooled, because taking on this challenge means, like thousands of people that Royal Blind helps every year, you will be going without one of your main senses.

Posted: 03/02/2014

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The Blind Painter, Derek O'Rourke Donates Art for Royal Blind Week

The Blind Painter, Derek O'Rourke Donates Art for Royal Blind Week

Derek O’Rourke, also known as the Blind Painter, has donated a number of specially commissioned paintings to the Royal Blind Week’s art exhibition, which will take place at Gallery Seventeen, Edinburgh, between Thursday 20 February and Saturday 1 March.

Name: Derek O’Rourke

Studio location?  I work at home and in the Scottish War Blinded Linburn centre art room.

Posted: 03/02/2014

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