Make dots... raise lots

Family time matters, so why not spend time with the kids this May and help raise lots with dots?

Hosting a bead bracelet party is a really easy and fun way to get involved, so we asked Harry from parent blog Dad’s Diary to show us how it’s done. Follow his handy guide, then host your very own Make dots... party to support blind and partially sighted people and highlight the impact of braille.

Read below for Harry’s hints and tips – and sign-up to receive our free fundraising pack containing everything you need to get started.

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See how Harry and Charlie got on with their Make Dots party, then learn their top tips for organising your own.



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How to host a Make Dots Party

  1. Pick a date for your party and send out your invites, giving at least a week’s notice so everyone can make it.
  2. Once you have an idea of numbers, you can buy supplies – all you need is elastic cords and plenty of beads (and refreshments!)
  3. On the day of your party, separate your beads by colour then wait for your guests to arrive.
  4. Make sure to decide on the design of your bracelet before you thread through the elastic.
  5. Once you’re happy, thread your cord through the beads and tie a knot in the end. Simple!

Before you begin selling, don’t forget to snap your finished bead bracelets and share them with RNIB using the hashtag #DotsRaiseLots

Download our Make Dots tip sheet (PDF 2MB)

Highlighting the impact of braille!

100 people every day in the UK start losing their sight. It will change their life completely.

Braille is a unique system of raised dots that can be read by touch. Wear dots... raise lots this May to highligh the impact of braille and to help people in the UK living with sight loss.

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