Volunteers needed to help at collections in North Wales and Cheshire

4 February 2014 13:00

Blind Veterans UK's regional fundraiser in Llandudno is looking for enthusiastic and friendly volunteers to help at fundraising collections in North Wales and Cheshire. Can you help?

Blind Veterans UK is looking for individuals and groups to support them run collections at supermarkets and shopping centres in North Wales and Cheshire.

Blind Veterans UK Regional Fundraiser Victoria Beech said: "We are calling on volunteers - individuals as well as clubs like scouting groups and Rotary clubs - to help us raise money to support blind veterans in the local community.

"Just a few hours volunteering collecting at a local supermarket can be a huge help for the charity. Not only does it raise valuable funds for the charity, but it also provides a brilliant opportunity to raise awareness in the local communities of the services Blind Veterans UK offers and exactly who we can help.

"We will be running collections throughout February in Northwich, Flint, Crewe, Warrington, Middlewich, Congleton and Chester. If you are able to help us collect funds in these areas, we'd love to hear from you."

Blind Veterans UK believe that no one who has served our country should battle blindness alone - that's why it offers free and comprehensive support to former Armed Forces and National Service personnel who are suffering from sight loss.

Our Llandudno centre in North Wales was opened in September 2011 in order to give those in Wales and the North West better access to its facilities and training. All funds raised from collections will go towards ensuring the centre can continue to ensure blind veterans in the region are able to live independent lives.

If you, or a group or club with which you are involved, can help, please contact Victoria Beech, Regional Fundraiser on 01492 864574 or victoria.beech@blindveterans.org.uk.