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Could you spare time to help a charity gather in public donation boxes?

By Ashbourne News Telegraph  |  Posted: February 17, 2014

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A CHARITY that helps people with visual impairments is appealing for fund-raising help from volunteers in and around Ashbourne.

Sight Support Derbyshire (SSD) is looking for people to help spread donation boxes around the Ashbourne area which collect in money to support the charity’s work.

The organisation wants to hear from anyone who can give time to deliver and collect the boxes, which come in two sizes and can be dropped off at pubs, shops or other businesses and organisations.

A charity spokesman said: “As an organisation SSD is reliant on community donations, the reason that we are calling for new volunteers is to help extend our reach across the county both for more donations and for aid purposes: to collect in more donations and in turn be able to help more visually impaired individuals.

“All of this can be achieved with your help – we never underestimate the work of one individual.

“We’re always happy to welcome new volunteers to the organisation but are especially keen on acquiring some new volunteers who are happy to take out and collect in these donation boxes.

“We have 280 donation sites across Derbyshire and are hoping to add 30 more.

“These sites are circulated from every two weeks (in the most popular places) to every few months with an average income of £5,600 per rotation to go towards changing the lives of so many visually impaired people in the county.

“Due to a lack of funding, SSD is primarily donation dependant and this is why we need your help.”

To find out more call 01332 287027 or contact SSD on fundraising@sightsupportderbyshire.org.uk

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