Nearly sixty people donated to our fundraising walk at Derwent Reservoir in aid of BATA, the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) and the British Dyslexia Association (BDA). At the time of writing we have raised £6,315, well over our target.
Donations came from both individuals and companies. Special thanks to the teams from Texthelp and Wyvern Business Systems for their participation, and to Sarah-Jane Peake, Nicole Reid and David Atkinson for organising the event.
BATA will use the funds it receives to continue its various campaigns to get a better deal for AT users. RNIB will use donations to further the work of its Technology for Life team, which supports the charity’s regional network. The BDA will devote its share to supporting its dyslexia helpline.
We are grateful to everyone who so generously put their hand in their pocket. Those that supported the walk included Aventido, Barry Bennett, Big Voice Communication, Claro Software, Diversity and Ability, Hamer Technology, Iansyst, Invate, Lexxic, Mark Farrar, Neil Cottrell, Rick Bell, Sarah-Jane Peake, Scanning Pens, Sight and Sound, Sonocent, Spellex, Suzanne Hewitt, Texthelp, Wyvern Business Systems and more besides.
A big thank you to all who contributed their time, money and energy to our good causes.