A huge thanks to our runners and their sponsors

Team GLFB’s wonderful marathon runners have so far raised £6,909.59 in aid of the charity’s work. We are most grateful for the commitment shown by Adrian, Alex, Ben, Edith, Elliot, Khalil and Stewart.

All seven runners completed the 26.2 mile course and some of the participants are already making plans to take part in further challenges: I collapsed over the line and swore never to put on a pair of running shoes again, but two days on my brain is already contemplating next year’s race so we’ll see how that plays out”, said Adrian.

Another Team GLFB member, Khalil, is looking to become an official Guide Runner for 10k and half marathons. We wish both Adrian and Khalil the best of luck in achieving their next set of goals!

If you are considering making a post-event donation, please take a moment to visit the team’s justgiving pages. For the full list of Team GLFB’s fundraising pages please click here. The team has raised £263.72 for each marathon mile. Can you help us reach £7,860 and make this £300 raised per mile?


Team GLFB 2019

GLFB Marathon

Join Team GLFB today!

If you would like to join Team GLFB for the 2019 London marathon please click here for further information.

The marathon is an important source of income for the GLFB and also personally rewarding for the runners.  As one of our runners, Stuart, said: “Very challenging but epic event!”

Get in touch today!

Sponsor Team GLFB 2018 today and help make a difference

Virgin Money London Marathon Golden Bond Holder logo

Virgin Money London Marathon Golden Bond Holder logo

The big day is almost upon us and GLFB’s dedicated team of marathon runners are rearing to go.

Why not give our runners Adrian, Alex, Ben, Edith, Elliot, Khalil and Stuart that extra boost by sponsoring them with a donation today.

You can check out their online fundraising pages – and read about what has motivated each of them to run for the charity – by following the links below.

Virgin Money London Marathon 2018: Team GLFB

Age and Stu Fourpure

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/teamfourpure

Alex Lowman

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/alex-lowman1

Ben Whelan

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ben-whelan1

Edith Parker

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/edith-parker

Elliot Lamerton

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/elliot-lamerton

Khalil Hassanali

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/khalil-hassanali

Every donation helps make a difference. A huge thanks on behalf of our runners and the visually impaired people who will benefit from your generosity.

 

Geranium Day 2018 – Friday 20th April

We are delighted to announce details of GLFB’s public collection day for 2018.

This year’s fundraiser is the biggest yet with three vision impairment charities joining us – BlindAid, Royal Society for Blind Children (RSBC) and England and Wales Blind Golf.

The event will be formally launched at 10 Downing Street and will be followed by a number of local fundraising activities including cake sales, raffles and sponsored walks.

Our team of fundraisers will also be making their way to some of London’s greatest stations with their buckets and collection tins. We are grateful to the station staff at Liverpool Street, Bank, St Paul’s and London Bridge for their support of our annual public fundraising event.
If you find yourself near these stations on Friday 20th April, do stop by and say hello to our friendly collectors. If you’re able, please donate – it would be most appreciated.

You can also support our work with a donation online.

Whatever you are able to give to our Geranium Day appeal, your gift will enable us to fund some fantastic projects and much-needed services for people who urgently need our support. To find out more about the impact that your support can and will have, please click here.

 Thank you in advance for whatever you are able to give.
Geranium Day collectors

Geranium Day collectors at London Liverpool Street railway station

Supporter Newsletter – Insight Autumn 2017

Your latest Supporter update, Insight Autumn 2017 – available now!  

The latest edition of your supporter newsletter, Insight, is now available. To view and download the newsletter, please click here.  For a large print version, please click here.

The newsletter is our (small) way to say ‘thank you’ to our supporters for helping fund vital services for blind and partially sighted people. Michael, whose story we feature in this edition of Insight, is testament to what can be achieved given the right opportunities and support.

Michael’s story

Michael was born partially sighted with his vision worsening over the years. Despite his circumstances, he was determined to achieve his full potential. Michael was able to build a successful career in furniture making in a number of senior roles, including as a supervisor overseeing a team of 20 staff.

Photo of Michael with his Volunteer of the Year Award.

Michael with his Volunteer of the Year Award

Unfortunately, following an economic downturn, Michael was made redundant. Although he had over 35 years’ experience to offer, Michael felt that the combination of his sight loss and advancing age meant that it would take a lot to convince a new employer of his worth to their company.

However, within a few months, Michael’s prospects changed completely when his application to work with CLARITY, a GLFB-funded member charity, succeeded. Since then Michael has thrived both as a fully engaged and productive team member at CLARITY and also as a volunteer at a charity that supports sight impaired people live independently. You can read his story on page two.

Order your free legacy booklet and help us build a brighter future.

Gifts left in wills are a significant source of income for the Greater London Fund for the Blind. Please accept our deepest thanks if you have already included the GLFB in your Will. Your legacy gift will enable us to be there for more people like Michael.

If you are considering leaving a gift to help safeguard our work in the decades ahead and would like more information, we would be happy to send you a personal copy of our legacy information booklet. For more information on the booklet, please see page four of the newsletter, or if you prefer to speak to a member of our legacies team please call us on 020 7620 4918.

 

Thank you from all at the Greater London Fund for the Blind for your continued support of our vital work.