Local woman to host Race Night fundraiser for RNIB

Inverurie woman Carolyn Sinclair
Inverurie woman Carolyn Sinclair

An Inverurie woman is organising a Race Night to raise funds for a ‘talking book’ for children who are blind or partially sighted.

Carolyn Sinclair literally lost her own sight overnight, despite having no history of eye problems.

Although she has since recovered some of her vision, the crisis prompted her to devote her efforts to helping the charity RNIB Scotland.

Carolyn has completed two 5km mud-runs, a ‘Tough Mudder’ challenge, and also plans to climb a Munro and organise a group sky-dive.

She said: “RNIB has the biggest ‘talking books’ library in Europe, but it costs up to £1,500 to have a children’s book professionally narrated and produced.”

“I want to make sure children who are blind or partially sighted can enjoy the same stories, at the same time, as all of their friends.”

The Race Night will be held at the Hopeville Social Club in Inverurie at 7pm on Friday, August 26.

Tickets are £5 available by calling 01467 625710 or email carolyn_s@hotmail.co.uk.

She added: “Several local businesses have already donated prizes, but we’re looking for other donations.”