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April 04, 2019

Donate Now and Support Our Glasgow Kiltwalkers!

We're delighted to say that our staff and board team have signed up to take part in this year’s Glasgow Kiltwalk – along with sixteen other hardy souls.

 

This is the first time we have actively taken part in the Glasgow Kiltwalk and we’re really excited to get underway on Sunday 28th April! Our team have been in training for weeks (well, some of them anyway) and are raring to go on the 23 mile trek, while some of the team are taking part in the 15 and 6 mile versions.

 

Our Information Worker Audrey Ward is one of the team doing this year's Kiltwalk. She told us: “I have been with Visibility for many years and I believe in the work that we do to support people living with visual impairments. I know first-hand the impact sight loss can have on people and their families. This is the reason I’m walking the Kiltwalk to show that a visual impairment doesn’t have to be a barrier. Come along and walk with me and support Visibility”

 

Our Head of Finance, Anne Cunningham, is taking on the Mighty Stride, the daunting 23 mile walk from Glasgow Green to Loch Lomond. She said: “The Mighty Stride is a big task but it’s a challenge I relish! We’ve got a good team behind us and I’ve got the blister plasters looked out. I can’t wait to get started.”

 

As a team, whatever we raise will have 40% added to it by the Hunter Foundation – so please do give generously to our team’s fundraising efforts!

 

You can sponsor our individual walkers by clicking their names on our team page. Click here to see the Kiltwalk team page.

 

Also, we’ll have a cheering section to welcome our intrepid adventurers over the line at Loch Lomond, or see them off from the various points along the route (Glasgow Green, Clydebank, Dumbarton). Let me know by reply if you’d like to volunteer to join us – it’d be great to see as many of our supporters out backing Team Visibility as possible.

 

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Visibility was formed way back in 1859 but we’ve come a long way since then! In Victorian times our mission was to teach blind people how to read, but now we focus on helping people living day-to-day with sight loss and sight impairment to be confident, independent, and to reduce feelings of isolation.

 

We work with people to help them understand their conditions and how they can adapt their everyday lives to make things easier. We work with everyone from babies right up to people who are 100 years old to ensure that their journey with sight impairment is as smooth as possible. 


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