Cumbernauld News and Kilsyth Chronicle letters to the editor

Letters to the Editor
Letters to the Editor

From our edition of September 25, 2013

Jump to it in aid of Yorkhill

The Ronald McDonald House at Yorkhill Hospital is looking for 40 more brave souls to take part in our first ever bungee jump at Killiecrankie in Perthshire on Sunday, October 6.

We provide free accommodation to over 600 families each year, whilst their child is treated at the hospital – please come along and help us raise vital funds for this facility.

You must be 14 years or older, and under 18.9 stone in weight to take part. Minimum sponsorship is £140.

For more information call Allison at the House on 0141 201 0782 or e-mail

We are also having a ladies’ lunch at the Crowne Plaza, Glasgow, on Sunday, October 27. Join us for a relaxed and fun afternoon with our speaker for the afternoon, actress Blythe Duff.

Singing for us will be Britain’s Got Talent Winner 2011, Jai McDowall.

Tickets are £380 for a table of 10. Get in touch for more info or to book.

Allison McKillop

fundraising co-ordinator

Ronald McDonald House

Sight help

It is estimated that there are 180,000 with significant sight loss in Scotland.

The sad fact is their choice of books is significantly limited, just seven per cent of all books are fully accessible to them.

That’s why I am supporting Royal National Institute of Blind People’s Read for RNIB Day on October 11 as I believe that reading should be a right and not a luxury.

I find it hard to imagine what my life would be like without being able to read books and scripts or enjoy a bedtime story with my little boy.

For many blind and partially sighted people, reading is even more important, it can be a lifeline.

RNIB’s National Library Service sends out millions of books in braille, giant print and in Talking Book audio format every year. It’s a service that thousands of blind and partially sighted people rely on and your support could make all the difference.

Just £10 helps a parent cook for their children with RNIB’s range of giant print cookery books while £70 will enable a person with sight loss to enjoy talking books for a whole year.

So, join us to celebrate the joy of reading and whether it’s a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, book sale or sponsored reading relay, every penny you raise will fund RNIB’s vital reading services for blind and partially sighted adults and children.

To find out more, simply call 0845 345 0054 or visit .

Christopher Eccleston

actor and RNIB supporter