Collection raises funds for lifeboat charity

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A GROUP which works with people who have, or who are at risk of developing sight loss, has raised more than £1,000 for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).

Members of the Fareham branch of Open Sight gathered at the Tesco store in Whiteley to collect donations for the charity.

The RNLI supports lifeboat crews and lifeguards to save lives at sea.

Over three days, the members managed to collect £1,208 which will be donated directly to the charity.

The group has thanked the shoppers at the store for their generosity.

Jenny Robinson, chairwoman of Open Sight’s Fareham branch, said: ‘We were absolutely delighted with the amazing sum of £1,208 donated by the very generous customers.

‘We were also extremely grateful for all the support and help that the staff at 
the Whiteley Tesco store gave us.

‘All the proceeds will go directly to the wonderful live-saving work provided by our volunteer crews.’