Charity in need of volunteers

I WRITE to ask for your assistance to help RNIB raise awareness in your local area.

There are two million people in the UK living with sight loss and RNIB provides practical and emotional support to blind and partially sighted people.

We want to raise awareness of the work we do and are seeking to recruit volunteers who have knowledge of their local town to put up posters and distribute leaflets around libraries, community centres, local shops and other public buildings which will permit us to advertise in their premises.

Our first task is to promote our Read for RNIB Day on October 14, so we need people to join with us.

Volunteers will be asked to commit to one day per week, getting out and about, chatting to shop owners, and securing a space on notice boards and leaflet displays.

We will not ask anyone to hand out leaflets to the public in the streets.

Full training will be given and travel expenses will be reimbursed.

If any of your readers would like to support us or wish more information we would be grateful if they call our volunteering team on 0845 603 0575 or e-mail volunteering@rnib.org.uk.

Thank you.

JACQUIE McGUIRE

Community Fundraising Executive

North East, Yorks and Humber