Friday, February 06, 2009

Help Me Support SENSE SCOTLAND while trekking to Everest Base Camp

UPDATED:  Now you can donate online.  See below for further details.

About two months ago I saw an television appeal which really moved me.  Before you read any further please CLICK HERE and watch the video.  (If you have problems with the link you can CLICK HERE and click to view in your preferred format.)

Sense Scotland is part of the UK National Deafblind and Rubella Association and is registered as a company with charitable purposes in its own right in Scotland.

The roots of the charity go back to a small group of parents of deafblind children who came together in 1977 to offer mutual support and to press for the development of services. 

Sense Scotland was formalised in 1985 and now has a number of years of experience in providing highly specialised services.  

It is a significant service providing organisation which is also engaged in policy development for children and adults with complex support needs because of deafblindness or sensory impairment, learning disability or physical disability. 

Sense Scotland is also a leader in the field of communication and innovative support services for people who are marginalised because of challenging behaviour, health care issues and the complexity of their support needs. People who are deafblind, or who have sensory impairment and other difficulties, can need special help with communication, information, learning and mobility.

The charity relies a great deal on the generosity of the general public to continue much their work. 

By sponsoring me on my Everest Base Camp Trek you can help us make a difference in peoples' lives.

In a few days time I hope to have sponsorship sheets in the local shops.  

If however you do not live on Tiree and would like to donate to there are two ways to do it.

You can send a cheque made out to Sense Scotland to

Gordon Scott, 1 The Harbour, Cornaigmore, Isle of Tiree, Argyll, Scotland PA77 6XA.

Three things to remember:
  • Post-date your cheque 26th April.  This is the date on which I am due to return from my (hopefully successful trek).
  • Enclose your contact details (unless you know I already have them) in case I need to contact you (for instance, if I failed in my attempt to complete the trek).
  • My Everest Base Camp Trek is entirely self-financed.  No donations will be used to subsidise my trip.  All the monies raised go to the charity.
Please, do not make your cheque out to me.  The cheque should be in the name of Sense Scotland.

Alternatively, you can log on to and donate online.

To learn more about Sense Scotland please visit  There you will find a host of online doucments and publictions which will tell you all about the work done by the charity in Scotland.

To learn about what is involved in my Everest Base Camp Trek CLICK HERE.

I'm sure you will agree that this is a wonderful cause.  Any amount is welcome, large or small.

Thanks for reading.


Drusy said...

Hey Gordon, happy to help, but isn't there a way to do it online using or something?

I'll check your blog later to see if you add one.. But count on me for a small but heartfelt contribution.

Good luck!

Gordon Scott said...
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Gordon Scott said...

Drusy, thanks for the tip. I've created a page - see the amended post for details.