Ascension : RNIB Postage Stamp Appeal
Submitted by The Islander (Gavin Yon) 12.01.2006 (Article Archived on 26.01.2006)
I am writing to you on behalf of the Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB) in hope that you can help us raise funds for blind and partially sighted people throughout the UK,
I am writing to you on behalf of the Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB) in hope that you can help us raise funds for blind and partially sighted people throughout the UK, by promoting our postage stamp appeal, by printing the following details in any of your editorials.
RNIB is the UK’s leading charity offering information, support and advice to over two million people with sight problems. Our pioneering work helps anyone with a sight problem – not just with Braille, talking Books and computer training, but with imaginative and practical solutions to everyday challenges.
We fight for equal rights for people with sight problems. We fund pioneering research into preventing and treating eye disease. Our projects such as Talk and Support and Parents Place make a difference to people’s lives. We need your support to fund our vital work. As a charity we rely on your generosity.
Money raised by collecting new and used postage stamps helps to also support RNIB Sunshine House School, Northwood. This is a non-maintained special school for children who are blind or partially sighted with multiple disabilities. RNIB Sunshine House School is firmly committed to our belief that all children have the right to learn. They provide a service of high quality specialist education and care through daily and residential provision, enabling our children to achieve their potential.
This is a permanent appeal and so postage stamps can be sent to me at any time of the year. We raise more money for postage stamps from overseas so you can see why we need your help so desperately. If readers could ask their friends and family throughout the world I would be so grateful. I am grateful for my details to be printed in any publication etc.
Please could stamps be left on the envelope and have about ½ - 1cm of paper surrounding the stamps to prevent damage. I would be grateful if stamps could be sorted into the following categories: a) British b) Overseas
Stamps with correspondence must be sent to:
20 Bowers Road, Benfleet, Essex, SS7 5PZ, UK.
Otherwise please send to:
RNIB, PO Box 6198, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 9XT, UK.
We aim to reply to all relevant letters within ten working days. Unfortunately due to heavy workloads this is not always possible. We will however always do our best to do so.
For every £1 we raise, RNIB spends 84p directly helping blind and partially sighted adults and children, 14p on raising more vital funds and 2p on administration.
I appreciate that you may receive lots of requests from charities, but sight is something we often take for granted. Any help or support your organisation can offer will make a difference to our work supporting blind and partially sighted people.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Terri Bush (Mrs)
Volunteer Events Co-ordinator
Email: email@example.com Website: www.rnibstamps.org.uk
Every day 100 people start to lose their sight. Your support helps rebuild lives devastated by sight loss.