Please help me raise money for Derbyshire Association for the Blind as I cycle 950 miles from Land's End to John O'Groats starting on 1st June 2008. Follow my progress on my blog at http://niglejog.blogspot.com/
If you’ve seen me in the last few weeks you may know that I’ve recently started wearing spectacles for reading. They’re a minor annoyance that I’m sure I’ll get used to before long. But finding my eyesight in need of slight correction after many years of more or less perfect vision has made me realise how much I take the ability to see things – and see them clearly - for granted.
In my case putting on my reading glasses makes my vision perfect again. However I know that many people are not so fortunate. That’s why I’m using this ride as an opportunity to raise money for Derbyshire Association for the Blind.
DAB is a registered charity providing services and support to visually impaired people throughout Derbyshire (where I grew up), with a small paid staff supported by a large number of volunteers. They help not only the totally blind but also the much larger number of people who have a partial sight loss. I saw a DAB collection box recently which seemed to sum up what I wanted to support them. On the side of the box it simply said, in very large print, “If you or somebody you know has difficulty seeing and does not know what to do, call DAB on 01332 292 262.” Many of us are likely to suffer a visual impairment as we grow older. I hope that if this happens to me I will be able to turn to an organisation like DAB.
Donating through Justgiving is quick, easy and totally secure. It’s also an efficient way to sponsor me: if you’re a UK taxpayer, Justgiving makes sure 25% in Government Gift Aid, plus a 3% supplement, are added to your donation. Transaction charges apply.
If you prefer to make a direct donation, simply write a cheque payable to "Derbyshire Association for the Blind" . If you are a UK taxpayer then write on the back "I am a UK taxpayer. This donation is eligible for Gift Aid. I understand the Gift Aid terms and conditions" and sign your declaration. Please send your cheque either to me or to Derbyshire Association for the Blind at 65-69 Nottingham Rd, Derby, DE1 3QS.
Thank you very much.
This page will stop accepting donations on 1st Aug 2008.
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Fundraising for Sight Support Derbyshire
We support local visually impaired people to live independently through our services.