To everyone who raises funds for us and helps to spread awareness, thank you.
Here are some of the ways people are supporting Dyslexia Scotland, or have done so in the past. Find out how you can support us here.
Michaella Robb of Sattva Wellness held on a Charity Yoga class on Sunday 25th October 2020. This year due to the current restrictions, she hosted it over Zoom and she is donating the money raised to Dyslexia Scotland. So far, she has raised an impressive £690!
Michaella said, “It’s a charity I have always wanted to raise money for as it helped me overcome many of my dyslexic difficulties as a child. This gave me confidence to proceed and accomplish further education as well as set up my own business.”
To join in, here are the links to the Facebook event, the JustGiving page and Instagram.
Please feel free to share the event with anyone you think might be interested. Everyone is welcome to join and no yoga experience is necessary.
Rachel Loftus is competing in Miss Teen Pageant Girl UK and has kindly chosen to raise funds for Dyslexia Scotland from October 2020.
Rachel is dyslexic and struggled all the way through school. She only found out she was dyslexic when she was 17, despite her mum knowing that things weren’t quite right. Now she knows that her brain processes things a little differently. Rachel hopes that by raising funds and awareness for Dyslexia Scotland, people will get the support they need as soon as they need it! To help Rachel raise funds for us, please visit her fundraising page.
In July 2019, Peter Darmady sailed from Caithness to Faeroes and then on to Iceland before heading north and climbing the active glaciated volcano Beerenberg. Peter and his team were fundraising for our volunteer led Caithness Branch. Find out more and show your support for this amazing fundraising effort here.
In May 2019, Sarah McCall ran the Edinburgh Half Marathon in aid of Dyslexia Scotland.
In December 2018, Mark Agnew set out to row 3000 miles across the Atlantic in an amazing Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge in December. Read an update here. To see the funds raised for Dyslexia Scotland, click here. Well done Mark on attempting this courageous challenge and thanks for supporting Dyslexia Scotland!
Two runners ran Edinburgh's Half Marathon on 27 May 2018 in support of Dyslexia Scotland, Kirsteen Steven and Bruce Robertson. Kirsteen raised over £500 and Bruce raised £155!
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.
Another couple, David Baldwin and Cerian MacInnes, 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 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.