Celebrity Support

We are grateful that every year celebrities and authors take the time to support National Braille Week.

Philip CaveneyTheir support has included participation in exhibitions, events, readings and contributions to our fundraising eBay auction.

We thank all of them for helping us spread the word about braille.

National Braille Week celebrity supporters

  • Michael Ball - singer
  • Susan Boyle - singer
  • Libby Clegg, MBE - paralympic athlete
  • Ben Fogle - TV presenter
  • Stephen Fry - writer, comedian
  • Joe McElderry - singer
  • Ian Rankin - author
  • Dougray Scott - actor
  • Tony Singh - chef
  • Sandi Thom - singer-songwriter
  • Julia Donaldson - author
  • Jenni Fagan - author
  • Sue Reid Sexton - author
  • Philip Caveney / Danny Weston - author (pictured right)


National Braille Week 2017

Author's Christopher Brookmyre and Alex Gray joined us at our Scottish Crime Writers Afternoon Tea held at Prestonfield House.

National Braille Week 2016

Author Philip Caveney, also known as Danny Weston, is supporting National Braille Week 2016. In September he ran a writing workshop with pupils at the Royal Blind School, the outcomes of which were presented at our National Braille Week event in Edinburgh in October. 

National Braille Week 2015

Author Sue Reid Sexton supported National Braille Week 2015. She was a guest speaker at our National Braille Week event in the Scottish Parliament, and did a simultaneous reading in braille and English of her latest book with one of our staff from the Scottish Braille Press. 

Celebrity quotes

"Braille is used all over the world and National Braille Week is about raising knowledge and understanding about its use within the UK. I wish Royal Blind the best of luck in getting the message out there that braille is as important now as it ever has been." Ben Fogle