Meanwhile, the organisers have launched The Two Point Six Challenge to help save the UK’s charities by giving us an opportunity to raise some funding to keep us going. It’s also completely safe and a bit of diversion during lockdown.
The Nystagmus Network’s Sue is amongst those taking up the challenge.
The idea is that you set yourself a target based around the numbers 2, 6, 2.6 or 26.
Sue says: “I can’t run a marathon, but I can knit! Nystagmus Network mascots usually wear woolly hats and scarves, but for my 2.6 challenge I’m going to knit 26 mascots wearing running kit by 26 May. Please sponsor me if you can and wish me luck!”
A great way to make your time outdoors fun with the children is to go on a bear hunt.
Inspired by the lovely Michael Rosen’s fabulous book “We’re going on a bear hunt” people all over the world are placing teddy bears in their windows so that children can spot them when they’re out walking with their families.
Nystagmus Network’s Sue says: This was one of my children’s favourite books when they were little. We never tired of it. Even today I sometimes tell my dogs we’re going on a bear hunt, but they haven’t caught any yet!”
The Nystagmus Network mascot (pictured) caught a very big one (also pictured) when he went on his bear hunt earlier today.
Michael Rosen is currently unwell. We wish him a very speedy recovery.
Our lovely knitting volunteer, Lynda has just delivered a new supply of Nystagmus Network mascots for our online shop.
Each mascot represents a child who has nystagmus and wears a warm woolly hat and scarf against the stormy weather. Every mascot is individual, just like real children.
All profits from the sales of the mascots go directly to the Nystagmus Network and every mascot sold helps us raise awareness of the condition and gives a child (or an adult!) a woolly friend just like them.
You can order your mascot from our online shop, here.