Staff at Specsavers in Kirkintilloch have collected around seven kilos of stamps since launching an appeal for the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) last year.

Final appeal for old stamps

The store is appealing for people to donate more old stamps to support the appeal before they make their donation to the charity.

Store director Neil Drain said: ‘After a phenomenal response at the start of 2016 from locals, we decided to extend our appeal by six months. We’ve received some really fascinating stamps including ones that date as far back as the 1930s.

Benefitting an important cause

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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