Bright Shirt Friday
Scott's annual Bright Shirt Friday in Grafton, NSW has now raised a grand total of almost $8,500!
Scott's idea to brighten up the office during the week started in 2010. Bright Shirt Friday runs every Friday in September, October and November. The number of local businesses involved has grown and grown, all hosting coin donation tins.
Fridays in Grafton are spent in bright shirts, all in aid of Scott's vision to secure a brighter future for Australian's who are blind or have low vision.
A Doggie Date
Sandy and Amy, dedicated and amazing Seeing Eye Dogs volunteer puppy carers, organised a fundraising movie screening of the Pick of the Litter ‘dogumentary’.
Their incredible evening filled with pups and people raised $4,731 to help give the gift of independence to people who are blind or have low vision.
Nick's Island Lagoon Expedition
Imagine trekking across endless salt flats in the heat of the Australian desert. Imagine doing this on your own. Imagine doing it on your own if you were blind. Nick Gleeson has been living with blindness since he was seven years of age.
Nick navigated across 25 km of inhospitable salt flats carrying all his own supplies and equipment. He spent three days solo trekking and two nights solo camping across Island Lagoon, a salt flat area near Woomera in the South Australian desert. Nick raised $2,945 to support other Australians who are living with blindness or low vision.