9th Mar 2017

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Picture shows from left: Angela Preston, Area Fundraising Manager for RNIB, East Scotland and Hazel Davies, sales and marketing director of Queensberry Properties pictured at Morningside Library on World Book Day. 

A donation of £500 from joint venture partners, Queensberry Properties and Telereal Trillium is helping produce a 'talking book' for children who are blind or partially sighted.

The funding is being raised by supporters of sight loss charity RNIB in the Morningside district of Edinburgh.

Angela Preston, RNIB Scotland's area fundraising manager for East Scotland, explains: "Every fifteen minutes, someone in the UK loses their sight and for many, the loss of their love of reading can have a devastating impact on their lives. RNIB's free Talking Books service ensures that children and adults alike can continue to enjoy reading with access to over 25,000 titles.

"However, to keep up with demand, RNIB relies on donations. It costs £1,500 to add a children's book to our library and I’m delighted that the generous donation by Queensberry Properties and Telereal Trillium will enable our supporters in the RNIB Morningside Community Talking Book for Children group to add a new title to our unique and much-loved RNIB library."

Hazel Davies, sales and marketing director of Queensberry Properties, which, in conjunction with joint venture partners Telereal Trillium, are currently completing their exclusive Woodcroft residential development in Morningside, said: “We have an active policy at each of our development locations of trying to support the local community where we can and we thought this one was a particularly worthy project. I’m so pleased to know our contribution is helping alleviate the social isolation which can come with sight loss and to bring the joy of reading to even more children."