Take up a challenge for Royal Blind Week


Press Release | 28/01/2015

People across the country are being encouraged to take up a challenge and help raise funds for Royal Blind as part of its annual fundraising campaign, Royal Blind Week. 

Taking place from 23 February to 1 March 2015, Edinburgh based charity, Royal Blind, is asking individuals, businesses and community groups to take on a challenge and help raise money for its vital services.

As Scotland’s largest visual impairment organisation, Royal Blind operates five distinct services for blind and partially sighted children and adults across the country.

One of those services is the Royal Blind School based in Morningside in Edinburgh which was attended by Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medallist, Libby Clegg.Photograph of paralympian, Libby Clegg, who is Ambassador for Royal Blind Week

Libby is an Ambassador for the organisation and a champion for Royal Blind Week:

“Having benefitted from the incredible services that Royal Blind provides, I now have the honour of being an Ambassador and I am asking people to take part in Royal Blind Week and help us raise much needed funds.

It takes £1,510 to provide just one hour of Royal Blind’s services and donations help ensure those services can continue. There are many different ways to get involved and fundraise, and it is thanks to the public’s support and generosity that Royal Blind can work to help blind and partially sighted people achieve their potential.”

Davina Shiell, Marketing Manager for Royal Blind, said: “Royal Blind Week provides the ideal opportunity for people to engage with the charity and help raise funds and it also raises public awareness of the challenges faced by visually impaired adults and children across Scotland every day.

There are many ways for people to get involved and help raise money. Ideas range from displaying our self-assembly collection box in your shop or workplace, to taking on our #Blind4Day challenge, or organising a cake bake and asking friends, family and colleagues to make a donation for a slice of lemon drizzle."

More details and a fundraising pack are available on our website or by contacting Frances in our fundraising team.