Nationwide steps out for Fife Society of the Blind

By April 12, 2018

 Nationwide Building Society employees are putting their best foot forward by taking part in a sponsored fundraiser which will see them do a 15 mile blindfolded walk on behalf of Fife Society of the Blind.

The Learning and Development team, comprising of David Davies, Alister Pullen, Deanna Black, Kirsten Angus and Laura McFarlane will also be joined by seven year old Anya Pullen and golden retriever Skye on 27th April as they make their way from Fife Society of the Blind’s head office in Kirkcaldy, to the Nationwide team’s office in Dunfermline’s Caledonia House.

As the building society’s local charity of the year, the team will be doing some of the walk blindfolded, relying on a teammate to guide them through the route.

David Davis, Senior Training Consultant, Learning and Development at Nationwide, said:

“Doing elements of the walk blindfolded will give us the experience and feel of what it is like for someone living with a sight impairment.

“As our charity of the year, the Learning and Development Team has undertaken other fundraisers for Fife Society of the Blind such as extensive tidying up in and around the sensory garden area at the centre for people to enjoy, and we’ll be looking at other ways to help raise funds for this great, local Fife charity.”

Carl Hodson, Chief Executive of Fife Society of the Blind, said:

“Doing a 15 mile walk can be hard, but doing elements wearing a blindfold will make it even harder. This will give an insight into what it’s like for one of the 171,000 Scots with sight loss.

“I hope the weather is kind to the team taking part and I wish them every success.”

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