Supermarket staff help blind charity put on a free lunch

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SHOP staff helped a charity to provide lunch for blind and partially-sighted people from across the city.

Portsmouth Association for the Blind holds a lunch for people it helps every other Wednesday, at its base in Arundel Street.

Community champion Mandi Myers and volunteers from the Tesco Extra store in Clement Attlee Way, North Harbour, donated £500 and £200 in Tesco gift cards to the charity.

The money will subsidise some of the lunches across the year.

The gift cards will be used for supplies and for hot food cooked from the store for future lunches.

Tesco staff were on hand to help serve up the food at the latest event.

Mandi said: ‘The association does a lot of good work with local people and we are delighted to be able to help in this way.

‘It was great to go along and meet everyone and help serve up some of the food.’

The association supports blind and partially-sighted people living in the Portsmouth area.

It also organises a number of social groups during the day.

Caroline Bill was the co-ordinator for the event at the association.

She said: ‘The lunches are a great chance for our members to come in and have a chat over a nice meal.

‘We receive no funding and rely on fundraising and any donations that may come in, so the money kindly donated by Tesco will help us a great deal.’