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Fundraising stories

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Lochnell Primary School had fun fundraising for Read for RNIB Day

This year we have a child in P1 who is totally blind and we are aware that as we were learning to read with our eyes and ears, he is using his ears and hands. I love the fact that we could have followed exactly what was suggested in the pack and been very happy with that as it was well thought out. I also loved the fact that we weren’t constrained by date or activity so that we could ‘do our own thing’.”
– Joy Cameron, Lochnell Primary School.

1st Green Street Green Guides held a story sleepover to raise funds for RNIB

Our event was very easy to organise: we had a lot of fun and we had a huge amount of support from RNIB.”
– Jane Winter, 1st Green Street Green Guides.

Students at Newcastle University raised money for Read for RNIB Day in 2012

We thought the RNIB Read was a brilliant idea, raising awareness and money for a great cause.
Although organising the event itself was quite fun, it was really great to see it come together and to watch people take part in all of our activities.”
– Martina Dietrich and Caroline Shorthouse, Students with Disabilities Officers at Newcastle University Students Union.

Telford Primary School enjoyed RNIB Read

All the children brought in a book from home and gave a donation, then during the session we made sure we read all the books. Some were read to a small group, some on a one-to-one. The children enjoyed bringing in their own books and we found it interesting reading books that we don’t normally read.”
– Sandra Allen, Telford Playschool.

Staff at Yakult wore fancy dress for RNIB Read

Being able to read transforms my life, the thought of not being able to see and read saddens me. Knowing that RNIB can be effective in helping people to fulfill their potential and enjoy life spurred me onto take part.
Don’t be daunted about organising an event; try something different and it’s amazing how enthusiastic your work colleagues can be!”
– Catherine Hogan, Yakult UK Ltd.

It was fun making up the questions so that they would get people thinking and not able to look up all the answers on the internet! It was also fun talking with the quizzers about the whole thing.
If anyone else wanted to do something practical for RNIB I would say – go for it – you’ll have an enjoyable time as well as helping RNIB.”
– Jenny Bulman.

The girls did a sponsored read (out loud) at the local library (Borough Green Library) where they all read out poems (some they’d written themselves).”
– Louise Green, 1st St. Mary’s Platt Brownies, Sevenoaks.

I haven’t been reading by myself for very long, but I can’t imagine now what it would be like if someone took that away from me. I think it would be like being in the dark forever.”
– Zoe Brownlie, P3 pupil at Millersneuk Primary.

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