Apologies if I'm stepping on any toes, but I've come accross a case which could really do with our help. WO1 Mac McGearey is serving with 1 RTR. His daughter, Ciara, desperately needs specialist care, but the family has been shafted by Edinburgh Council who are taking them to court. When Ciara was 3 days old, she contracted meningitis, leaving her blind, unable to speak and suffering from a number of other disabilities. Since she was 6 months old, she's been receiving specialist treatment from the Royal Blind School in Edinburgh. However, Mac was posted to England and she obviously had to move schools. Ciara went to a non-specialist school and didn't receive the level of care she needed, so when an opportunity came up for an Edinburgh posting, Mac took it and moved his family back. However, the council refused to fund her place at the Royal Blind School and instead offered a place at another non-specialist school. An indepdent tribunal concluded unanimously that the Royal Blind School was Ciara's best option, and that had Mac not been in the Army, she would still be attending. They then ordered that Edinburgh Council make funding available immediately. Rather than comply, Edinburgh council elected to take the case to court at a cost of up to Â£160,000 in legal fees (Ciara's education at the RBS would be approx. Â£38k per year). Mac's walking 500 miles to raise the money needed to keep Ciara in school until the court case. If you can spare even a couple of quid, please make a donation or sponsor Mac's walk. The appeal is being run by the Scottish Poppy Appeal, and there's more info - pics and the story in Mac's own words - on the links. Stick in a post if you make a donation, and I'll make sure Mac and Poppyscotland know that ARRSE was there. Thanks.