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Blind charity’s call for people to get involved with collections

George Turner who is retiring and Emma Russ who has just started at Galloways

George Turner who is retiring and Emma Russ who has just started at Galloways

A charity is searching for collection box coordinators in the Preston, Leyland and Chorley areas to help it continue to raise vital funds.

Galloway’s Society for the Blind, based in Penwortham, near Preston, provides support, advice and a variety of services to visually impaired people which help them regain their independence and reduce the effects of minimal vision.

They do this through their talking newspaper service, drop in days, guided holidays, outdoor pursuits group, specialist equipment and much more.

Emma Russ, Senior Fundraiser at Galloway’s Society for the Blind, said: “Our collection boxes raise thousands of pounds for us every year and help us stay in touch with our local community.

“Just one box can raise roughly £25 which pays for a visually impaired person to attend one of our classes and learn a new skill as well as meeting friends in a specially adapted environment with skilled tutors.

“We are searching for great community people to help us manage these boxes, finding new homes for them, collecting them when they are full and keeping a record or their whereabouts.

“This will be a voluntary role but we will pay travel expenses.”

Anybody wanting more information about the role should contact Emma Russ on 01772 744148 or email emma.russ@galloways.org.uk

 

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