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Give a father's day gift that will help blind children - a bit different from the usual socks and hankies!!!

Give a father's day gift that will help blind children - a bit different from the usual socks and hankies!!!

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: 08/06/2010

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Sand is out selling everything else for school appeal

Sand is out selling everything else for school appeal

Our Royal Blind School Appeal is going great but sand is out selling everything else at the moment. We therefore have a fabulous and rather expensive looking sandpit. Anyone interested in buying a brick?

Posted: 09/06/2010

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Two team places left for our Try and Score Celebrity Golf Day on 26 August

Two team places left for our Try and Score Celebrity Golf Day on 26 August

There are two team places left for our Try and Score Celebrity Golf Day on 26 August at the Dalmahoy Golf Club. Teams of 3 cost £499 and your 4th player will be a celebrity from the world of sport. Last year the event was a tremendous success and raised nearly £10k for the charity. Can we beat it this year? Can you help or perhaps let friends, colleagues etc know that this is happening?

Posted: 04/07/2010

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Eagles tribute band Hotel California will take stage on Fri 15 Oct in support of The Royal Blind School Appeal

Eagles tribute band Hotel California will take stage on Fri 15 Oct in support of The Royal Blind School Appeal

Pupils from The Royal Blind School are delighted with the news that Eagles tribute band, HOTEL CALIFORNIA, is supporting their school appeal. On Friday 15th ;October 2010 - for one night only – the band will perform their spectacular, critically acclaimed, show at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange. Tickets for this event cost £15 and are available from:

The Corn Exchange Box Office – 0131 229 1456, or direct from

Posted: 05/07/2010

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Up for a Challenge - How's your head for heights?

Up for a Challenge - How's your head for heights?

Experience the thrill of enjoying bird’s eye-views up and down the River Forth, over to the Kingdom of Fife and across the beautiful city of Edinburgh and at the same time help Royal Blind to raise much needed funds.

Posted: 30/07/2010

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Don't Stop The Beat - Edinburgh Music Theatre support Royal Blind

Don't Stop The Beat - Edinburgh Music Theatre support Royal Blind

Royal Blind will be collecting at Don't Stop the Beat – a tribute to the 'MovieMusical' presented by Edinburgh Music Theatre Company. The shows, with songs from Hairspray, 9-5, Priscilla Queen of the Desert Rent, Footloose and many more are taking place from 9-11 August and more details can be found at www.edinburghtheatre.co.uk. Tickets prices £10 (£8 concessions).

Posted: 03/08/2010

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We invite you to join us for a lively evening of entertainment just for the Lassies – Rabbie’s Girls. Bookings being taken NOW!

We invite you to join us for a lively evening of entertainment just for the Lassies – Rabbie’s Girls. Bookings being taken NOW!

We invite you to join us for a lively evening of entertainment just for the Lassies – Rabbie’s Girls. It is the perfect way to beat the January blues and have a glamorous and fun event to look forward to. Book your seat(s) now at our Rabbie’s Girls event – a unique Burns Night just for the ladies. The event is being hosted in The George Hotel, Edinburgh on Friday 28 January 2011.

Posted: 15/08/2010

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Murder for a Beer Rebus Event finalist at Scottish Event Awards

Murder for a Beer Rebus Event finalist at Scottish Event Awards

Very excited that the Murder for a Beer, Rebus Event has been shortlisted in the Scottish Event Awards in the Best Cause Related/Charity Event category. Ian Rankin has been a huge supporter of Royal Blind and it is an honour that his event has been shortlisted in these prestigious awards. Award ceremony taking place on 9 September at the newly opening Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow. Fingers crossed!

Posted: 05/09/2010

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Glow in the Park Sponsored Walk - those boots are made for glowing

Glow in the Park Sponsored Walk - those boots are made for glowing

Get set to light up the park on Saturday 30th October!  We are organising our very first Glow in the Park sponsored walk and registration is now open.  We are looking for children to come along and walk in aid of The Royal Blind School Appeal at West Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh.

Posted: 14/09/2010

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Stem cell study offers hope for hereditary blindness condition

Stem cell study offers hope for hereditary blindness condition

Bio News is reporting that researchers have successfully transplanted retinal cone cells into blind mice, making progress towards a stem cell treatment for a form of blindness that causes degeneration of the eye's retina. The research team, from the University College London Institute of Child Health, isolated immature photoreceptors – light-sensitive cells – from the developing retina. They transplanted these cells into the eyes of adult mice with Leber's congenital amaurosis, a form of degenerative blindness.

Posted: 28/09/2010

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