I’m very pleased to say that on 20 May we passed our 1K charity fundraiser target. Thank you all for helping Sight Scotland, I know it’ll make a difference. Love, Stewart ?
*Baffies model’s own
For one final social media push I created a 3D render of an older Lego minifigure in pink pyjamas getting out of bed. Next to their bed was a walking stick, digital alarm and baffies (cleverly suggested by my mum).
I indicated that our 1K could potentially buy 34 ultra-light canes or 31 talking clocks, allowing people with visual impairments to lead fulfilling lives.
Suffice to say people loved her pink slippers, perhaps they were the first pair created in Lego? I was genuinely so chuffed this heartfelt image got us across that line, and that fact it was Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) too was the icing on the cake!
My Sight Scotland experience
Sight Scotland do an incredible job empowering people with sight loss and blindness, but they also raise awareness of what can be a hidden disability.
My ‘Sight for Sight’ fundraiser was a fantastic opportunity to make a positive out of my own sight loss, having fun along the way and connecting with some fantastic new people!
From Sight Scotland I’d particularly like to thank Jos Weale and Laura MacMillan for all their fundraising help and friendly chats.
Tackle a Sight for Sight
I love visiting my University’s Main Library, but do you have a favourite Scottish sight? Then why not tackle a Sight for Sight and help raise vital funds for Sight Scotland?
Take on a personal fundraising activity inspired by your favourite Scottish sight. From cycling around Loch Ness to climbing Arthur’s Seat, the choice is yours. It can take place at the location, at home, or anywhere else. Whatever works best for you!
Fife Today ‘Fife man re-creates Edinburgh University in lego for fundraising challenge‘ (8 July)
Edinburgh Evening News ‘Edinburgh Lego fan with sight loss takes on 100-brick challenge for charity‘ (13 May)
Fife Today ‘Fife lego fan with sight loss takes on challenge for charity‘ (11 May)
This post was updated 12 July to include several newspaper articles highlighting this fundraising challenge.