Stamp effort was first class

I AM writing to you on behalf of the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) to say thank you to all your readers who have supported us over the last year by sending us their used postage stamps and helped us raise £12,126.21!

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.

RNIB provides over 60 services to blind and partially-sighted adults and children, which can not continue without the support received from the public. These services include rehabilitation, education, information services and research. We can not reach our target of £15,000 this new financial year unless we get more supporters from the UK and overseas. We raise approximately £4 a kilo for UK stamps and approximately £12 a kilo for foreign stamps. Please could stamps be torn or trimmed with a border of ½ - 1cm / ¼ - ½ inch of paper around the stamp to prevent damage and remove the back of the envelope. Stamps sorted into A British B Foreign would be appreciated.

I have a volunteer in your area who is happy to trim, sort and pass the stamps on to us and her details are Mrs Joyce Morgan, 6 Mulberry Drive, Crowle, Scunthorpe, DN17 4JF. Her email address is morgan982@btinternet.com or can be telephoned on 01724 710857.

TERRI BUSH

Volunteer stamp appeal co-ordinator