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Local opticians launches appeal for stamps

25 February, 2016
pecsavers in Kirkintilloch has launched a stamp collection in support of the RNIB
The Kirkintilloch store is appealing to customers to donate stamps

Staff at Specsavers in Kirkintilloch have launched an appeal for locals to drop in to the Cowgate store to donate old stamps.

Supporting the RNIB

The opticians is supporting the Royal National Institute of Blind People’s (RNIB) used stamps appeal.

All stamps collected will be sent to the charity to be sorted out by volunteers and sold to raise vital funds. The charity 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.

Urging customers to donated stamps

Neil Drain, store director at Specsavers in Kirkintilloch, said: ‘The RNIB offers fantastic practical and emotional support to people with sight loss.

We are very pleased to take part in the stamp initiative and would urge any customers who wish to hand in stamps to pop into the store.’

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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