People across the country are being encouraged to take up a challenge on behalf of Scotland’s largest visual impairment organisation as part of its annual fundraising campaign, Royal Blind Week. 

Taking place from 22 February to 29 February 2016, Edinburgh-based charity, Royal Blind, is asking individuals, businesses and community groups to help raise money for its vital services.

Hundreds of people are expected to take part in Royal Blind Week – which will see fundraisers going ‘Doughnut Daft’ with a Krispy Kreme twist on the traditional office bake sale, or by giving Alice Cooper and Lady Gaga a run for their money as part of the All Eyes on You challenge.

And for some Royal Blind Week will mean taking on the ultimate #Blind4Day challenge, getting sponsored to go a lunch hour, afternoon or even a whole day blindfolded.

Royal Blind operates six distinct services for blind and partially sighted children and adults across the country, including the Royal Blind School in Morningside.

It takes £1,510 to provide just one hour of Royal Blind’s services and donations help ensure those services can continue.

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 signing up to our Krispy Kreme fundraising scheme, being sponsored to wear outrageous eye make-up for the day, displaying our self-assembly collection box in your shop or workplace, to taking on our #Blind4Day challenge.

“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.”

For further information, contact Jonathan Jack, Jonathan Jack – Fundraising & Supporter Development Officer 0131 229 1456 or visit