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Fundraisers Kilt Up for RNIB

Fundraisers with sight loss took on a sponsored walk in tartan this Sunday, September 17th.

Team RNIB led the way at the Kiltwalk start line with Jane, Jimmy, Daryl, and Shona wearing their pink RNIB t-shirts and being led by a bagpiper.

The Kiltwalk is an annual multi-city event allowing anyone to raise funds for the charities and causes they care about. Taking part with team RNIB were fundraisers, Shona Black (58) and Daryl Stewart (21) who embarked on the Edinburgh Kiltwalk. It's a cause that's so important to them and over 180,000 other people who have sight loss in Scotland, as well as their families and friends.

Kiltwalkers Edward, Daryl, Shona, and Linda each with their medals!

The pair were up for a challenge, however, as they not only completed the Edinburgh Kiltwalk, but they have already taken part in the previous three events taking place across the year, in Glasgow, Dundee, and Aberdeen. Their year-long Kiltwalk journey finished with a 14-mile grand finale in Scotland’s capital.

Both long-time volunteers, Shona has been severely sight impaired (blind) for most of her adult life, and Daryl is partially sighted.

Shona said,

“We are especially looking forward to Edinburgh as it's our last Kiltwalk of the year. We have our fingers crossed for good weather and some other members of the sight loss community will be joining us too. Afterwards Daryl and I have promised ourselves we are going for a well-earned drink or two!”

All funds raised by Shona and Daryl will go towards helping RNIB to offer practical and emotional support to blind and partially sighted people, their families and carers.

You can support Shona and Daryl’s Kiltwalk by donating to their JustGiving page.