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Kirkintilloch’s last call for stamps

19 July, 2016
Opticians in Kirkintilloch are appealing to locals to donate old stamps to support fundraising for RNIB

Staff at the opticians in Kirkintilloch are appealing to locals to donate old stamps to support fundraising for the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).

Last chance to donated used stamps

The local Specsavers store has been collecting used stamps for the charity since the start of the year and wants to give the campaign a final push before it comes to a close at the end of July.

Store director Neil Drain said: ‘I’d like to thank everyone who has stopped by the store to donate their used stamps.

‘We have had a fantastic number handed in – we can’t wait to count them and present them to RNIB. We would like to urge any customers with old stamps lying around to pop in before the end of the month.’

RNIB appeal

The stamps will be sent to the charity to be sorted out by volunteers and sold to raise vital funds. RNIB receives around £10 for one kilogram of British stamps, and up to £15 for a kilogram of overseas stamps, with rare stamps sold individually for a higher price.

The RNIB offers blind and partially sighted people a variety of services including advice on staying in work, using technology to help with everyday tasks, or simply emotional support to help people come to terms with sight loss.

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