Royal Blind Press Releases

Our press office handles all media enquiries for Royal Blind and our sister charity Scottish War Blinded.

The team drives news and feature articles in addition to providing a timely, efficient and reactive media service. 

Contact:

Davina Shiell, Director of Marketing and Communications, Royal Blind

Tel: 0131 229 1456
Mobile: 07713 987 7970

Email Davina

‘Tea at a distance’ for care home residents

‘Tea at a distance’ for care home residents

Press Release | 07/04/2020

 

Care staff are being creative during the coronavirus crisis.

Social distanced tea parties are being introduced at a Royal Blind care home, helping residents socialise during the coronavirus pandemic.

Seated four metres apart as an extra precaution, residents took their tea in groups of three at Jenny’s Well care home in Paisley on Thursday.

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‘Care Home Idols’ trophy presented to teenage singer

Amanda Roberts

Press Release | 26/03/2015

A teenage singer with a visual impairment accepted the ‘Care Home Idols 2014’ trophy on behalf of Forward Vision, to celebrate their success in a UK wide music competition.

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£5,000 funding boost for care home for visually impaired older people in Paisley

Jenny's Well

Press Release | 26/06/2017

A new care home for visually impaired older people has been given a funding boost of £5,000.

Jenny’s Well Care Home, currently under construction on Hawkhead Road, Paisley, is due to open its doors in October.

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Walk 500 Miles for Royal Blind This Weekend And Make A Real Difference

Walk 500 Miles for Royal Blind This Weekend And Make A Real Difference

Press Release | 17/09/2013

An incredible fundraising event is taking place this weekend in Fife’s stunning Lochore Meadows, organised by a team of Fife Council employees in memory of their much-loved colleague Alec Thorburn and in aid of Scottish charity Royal Blind.

 ‘Let’s Walk 500 Miles for Alec’ is a sponsored walk around Lochore Meadows happening this Saturday 21st September, with over 100 attendees taking part to walk a total of 500 miles, and the event’s organisers are looking for more people across Fife to get involved.

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Waitrose to display Braille welcome sign as part of National Braille Week

Harry and Junjie with Waitrose manager Katie

Press Release | 10/10/2016

Visually impaired shoppers at an Edinburgh supermarket will be welcomed to the store in Braille this week as part of a campaign to raise awareness of alternative formats.

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Visually impaired veteran to take the plunge this weekend!

Visually impaired veteran to take the plunge this weekend!

Press Release | 05/06/2014

A visually impaired veteran is bravely taking on the incredible challenge of abseiling 165 feet from the iconic Forth Rail Bridge this Sunday, to raise vital funds for Edinburgh based charity Royal Blind.

A visually impaired veteran is bravely taking on the incredible challenge of abseiling 165 feet from the iconic Forth Rail Bridge this Sunday, to raise vital funds for Edinburgh based charity Royal Blind.

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Unique signed Braille Harry Potter book goes on sale for sight loss charity

Unique signed Braille Harry Potter book goes on sale for sight loss charity

Press Release | 28/11/2016

Harry Potter fans and rare book collectors are being offered the chance to get their hands on a unique signed Braille edition of the first book in the famous series.

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Tribute to Scottish War Blinded and Royal Blind supporter and friend Captain David Seath

Captain Seath

Press Release | 25/04/2016

We at Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded are deeply saddened by the loss of Captain David Seath who passed away yesterday after participating in the London Marathon.

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Team up with a sporting legend and raise funds with an exclusive team-building golf day

Golf clubs

Press Release | 04/04/2016

Amateur and professional golfers alike are invited to team up with a sporting legend in a fundraising competition at one of the UK’s most exclusive golf clubs.

Royal Blind’s 8th annual Celebrity Golf Day will take place on 10th August and will be hosted by DJ Scott Wilson at the exclusive Fidra Links at Archerfield Golf Course. 

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Take up a challenge for Royal Blind Week

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. 

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