In August 2020, we reported that Strongman competitor Chris Colbert, a student with The Royal National College for the Blind (RNC), had been using the first lockdown to keep up an impressive weight training regime at home.
Charities across the UK including The Royal National College for the Blind (RNC) face an unprecedented drop in income including funds raised, caused by the Covid-19 crisis. That’s why RNC has added its name to the growing list of charities and support organisations calling for a temporary increase in Gift Aid on donations.
At this time of year staff would have usually been preparing for the annual Celebration of Achievement Awards. The ceremony normally provides an opportunity to look back at some of the best moments from the College year and is attended by students, their families, RNC staff and governors as well as some specially invited dignitaries.
A little touch of Strictly magic came to The Royal National College for the Blind on Saturday 5 December.
It’s been a tough time on campus this year for students and staff alike, as they got to grips with the new way of studying, working and living in a Covid secure way. However, this hasn’t stopped them thinking of others during the pandemic.
The College is delighted to announce that it has been awarded almost £40,000 in National Lottery funding to support its work with young, blind and visually impaired (VI) students.
As with most schools and colleges across the country, it will be difficult to plan tours, visits and open days at the College this year, with the ever changing Covid-19 regulations.
Strongman competitor Chris Colbert, a student with The Royal National College for the Blind (RNC) claimed second place at the weekend at ‘West Yorkshire’s Strongest Man and Woman’ competition.
Strongman competitor Chris Colbert, a student at The Royal National College for the Blind, has been using ‘lockdown’ to keep up his impressive weight training programme at home.
In an effort to raise money for The Royal National College for the Blind (RNC), student, Christopher Wilkins, former RNC Principal, Sheila Tallon, and her husband, Bill, formed ‘Team RNC’ and took on the epic PrudentialRideLondon challenge at the weekend.
On Tuesday 21 July, members of The Royal National College for the Blind’s Mobility and Braille Team met with Alan Alderson and Samantha Williams of the British Land Company, who own and run Hereford’s Old Market shopping centre.
This hasn’t been the year the College anticipated and, of course, we would normally be holding our End of Year Student Awards on campus. But not to be deterred, we decided to go ahead and hold them virtually.
This month, RNC said ‘hello’ to its new Fundraising Manager, Melanie Denning, who joins us from The Courtyard Arts Centre in Hereford where she was Individual Giving Manager for many years. Melanie is passionate about encouraging more people to support the College locally and from across the UK.
In March 2018, The Royal National College for the Blind (RNC) was proud to announce that it had been selected by Keep Britain Tidy to be the founder institute for England’s first ever college Eco Campus.
The Royal National College for the Blind (RNC) is committed to a world where every person with a visual impairment has true equality. RNC in Hereford is a further education college and charity with a national and international reputation.
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