Coronavirus: information and updates

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Meet our new chair: a Lockdown Legend

We’re delighted to introduce you to our new Chair of Trustees: the legendary music producer, businessman and mentor, Robin Millar.

Robin was registered blind at 16 years old, with no sight since 1985. When he started at Scope last year, he really hit the ground running – or should that be cycling, because he wasted no time in taking on an epic fundraising challenge.

On his exercise bike at home, Robin cycled 407 virtual miles in a month – the distance from the most northern Scope shop in Hexham, down to the Scope shop in Dover.

He raised over £42,000 and inspired our Lockdown Legends campaign, which challenged people to do something epic to raise money for Scope. It’s great to have him in the saddle.

Free energy advice for disabled people

With specialist equipment to run and a greater need for heating, disabled people often have higher energy bills. That’s why Scope launched our Disability Energy Support Service, providing free advice on everything from changing suppliers to energy efficiency. If you need support with your energy needs, you can book an appointment with an expert adviser at scope.org.uk/disability-energy-support

Video games: the future of fundraising

Did you know that it’s possible to raise funds for Scope by playing video games? From challenging friends to a gaming tournament, to testing skill and stamina in a video game marathon, ‘gaming for good’ is fast becoming a popular way to support charities. Scope is really keen to hear from anyone interested in putting their gaming skills to good use for disabled people and their families. Please just get in touch and we’ll tell you more: gaming@scope.org.uk

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