THIS Christmas the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is urging local people to save their used stamps to help fund services for blind and partially sighted people.
Collecting stamps couldn’t be easier - simply cut the stamp from the envelope leaving at least half an inch around the stamp to prevent damage.
All stamps are welcome by the charity as the RNIB receives £4.50 per kilogram for British stamps and £12.50 for foreign ones.
RNIB volunteer Terri Bush has raised over £100,000 since she started RNIB’s stamp campaign in 1993.
She said; “With almost two million people in the UK living with sight loss, and with this figure set to dramatically rise over the next decade, the need for RNIB’s services increases year on year.
“Please help us this Christmas to assist more blind and partially sighted people. All funds raised will go towards offering information, support and advice to anyone with a sight problem.”