To everyone who raises funds for us and helps to spread awareness, thank you
Here are some of the ways people have supported Dyslexia Scotland
In 2015, 9 year old Calum raised £450 for Dyslexia Scotland because he says ‘they have helped me so much’. Calum then decided to challenge himself to read 5 books by the end of the summer, even though he finds reading difficult. In 2016, Calum raised funds during Dyslexia Awareness Week to split between Dyslexia Scotland and Carron Primary School Learning Support Department. He organised a raffle (with amazing prizes) which he drew at the end of Dyslexia Awareness Week. Well done and many thanks to Calum for raising an impressive £574 for Dyslexia Scotland!
Ewan Waugh, Stuart, Kim Connacher and family, Victoria Lothian and Councillor Frank Toner all walked, ran or cycled to raise nearly £1,200 for us.
Our CEO Cathy did the 2015 Edinburgh Nightride alongside supporters of Dyslexia Scotland Jean Tennant and Crispin Agnew and raised over £5,500.
Stirling and District Classic Car Club raised £1,500 for Dyslexia Scotland at their annual Classic car show in May 2015.
In 2014, at least 10 runners wearing Dyslexia Scotland t-shirts raised a total of £1,800 for us in half marathons in Aviemore, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Cardiff. As well as individuals, a team of runners from Balfour & Manson raised £1,437 for Dyslexia Scotland.
Getting married? One happy couple kindly donated the money they would have spent on their wedding favours to Dyslexia Scotland. Please let us know if you'd like to do the same.
Another couple, David Baldwin and Cerian MacInnes, kindly invited people to make donations to Dyslexia Scotland instead of buying wedding gifts.
Dyslexic musician Eilidh Steel composed two tunes about dyslexia - she asked people to donate whatever they could to Dyslexia Scotland before being sent details on how to download the track, 'Misunderstood'.
Corporate Social Responsibility
As part of their commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility, Clyde Blowers Capital has kindly supported Dyslexia Scotland since 2012. Click here to find out more.
Grants have been gratefully received from Jim McColl and Clyde Blowers Capital towards the salary and overhead costs of the Volunteers Manager post. The Robertson Trust has also contributed towards this post with a grant since 2012. These grants are greatly appreciated. Helen Fleming, our Volunteers Manager, is responsible for the recruitment, training and support of all our volunteers who work at a national level for Dyslexia Scotland.
The Eranda Rothschild Foundation has generously supported Dyslexia Scotland since 2008, by providing the salary and overhead costs of the National Development Officer. Lena Gillies, our National Development Officer, provides valuable support to volunteer committee members within our network of volunteer-led branches as well as helping new branches to set up. We are very grateful for this funding.