Dots Raise Lots

Celebrate braille by going all dotty for a good cause.

Dots Raise Lots is a chance for you to run a fun and easy event that will:

  • raise funds to help make every day better for more than two million people in the UK with sight loss
  • help spread awareness of the value of braille as a reading method for blind and partially sighted people.

Register your interest today

What kind of Dots Raise Lots event can I hold?

Anything that is dotty-themed that can attract people to donate to your cause is great! The most popular events are:


Wearing dots

Ask your pupils, club leader or colleagues to join you and dress in dots for the day, and ask everyone taking part to donate a suggested amount.

Baking dots

Get creative with chocolate chips or arty with smarties, and hold a cake sale at your school, club or work. Think dotty tablecloths, cups and saucers and some delectable delights to sell.

Exploring dots

If you’re a teacher, or if you run a children’s club or society, why not help your young charges discover facts about blindness and braille with our lesson plans, braille games and more? Activities can be combined with baking and/or wearing dots, and children and parents can also fundraise by asking friends and family for sponsorship.

Playing dots

Challenge your friends and colleagues to a ‘dot games tournament’ using dominoes, darts, draughts, hoopla, Connect 4 (registered sign), bingo, Twister (registered sign) or hula hooping.

Designing dots

If you’re a member of a knitting or sewing group why not create some dotty items you could sell? Paint people’s nails and ask for a donation, or print some t-shirts with dots to sell, maybe with names in braille


Watch Jessica and Isabella tell you about their lives with sight loss and how learning braille is helping them thrive.


Register your interest today and we will give you access to our free fundraising guide, activity booklet and curriculum relevant lesson plans. Whatever you choose, or if you have an idea of your own, taking part is easy.