By Alexa Kaczka
The Highland Association of the Scottish Building Federation has managed to raise £1,730 for the Highland and Islands Society for Blind People, contact lens wearers have learned.
Funds were raised during the association"s recent annual dinner at Lochardil House Hotel, Inverness, which was attended by 170 members and guests.
Billy Sweeney, president of the Highland Association of the Scottish Building Federation, visited the charity"s IT training unit in Inverness, where he met a number of the blind and visually-impaired service users there.
The money raised will go towards the running of the charity"s IT training centre, sensory toy library and its numerous other services.
"We"re delighted to have raised such a significant amount of money which I know will make a real difference to blind and visually-impaired individuals living in the Highlands," Mr Sweeney commented.
In other fundraising news, blind country singer Lorin Nicholson and his brother Dean are looking to get people to donate money for those with visual impairments by undertaking a 4,000 km trip across Australia on a tandem bicycle, the Sunshine Coast Daily reported.
by Adrian Galbreth