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VOLUNTEERS are needed to help a charity which supports blind people.

Every day more than 200 people begin to lose their sight in the UK.

The Royal National Institute for the Blind helps to rebuild lives devastated by sight loss.

A lot of the funding comes from the charity’s famous Sooty boxes which can be seen in shops, restaurants and pubs throughout the area.

The charity now needs volunteers to collect, count and bank the money that is generated through the Sooty boxes in the Portsmouth area.

Peter Wakeham, is an RNIB Hampshire volunteer.

He said: ‘Anybody who feels they can offer a few hours per month to undertake this rewarding work should contact me to discuss the flexible volunteering opportunities within the RNIB.

‘There are also opportunities to raise further funds.’

Anybody who would like to find out more about volunteering for the RNIB should call 01273 410 869 or email

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