Charity boosted by a cheque from Rotary

Tore Skjaerstad, president of Rotary Club of Whitley Bay, hands over a cheque of �300 to Helen Rogers, RNIB.

Tore Skjaerstad, president of Rotary Club of Whitley Bay, hands over a cheque of �300 to Helen Rogers, RNIB.

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A charity supporting blind people has received a cash donation.

Kind-hearted Rotrarians held a bucket collection to raise funds for leading sight loss charity the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).

Members of the Rotary Club of Whitley Bay volunteered to help after hearing a talk about RNIB’s work to support blind and partially sighted people.

Club members held the collection at the Sainsbury’s store, inNewstead Drive, Whitley Bay.

They raised £221.13 from shoppers’ donations and upped the amount to £300 with a contribution from their charity funds.

Helen Rogers, RNIB’s area fundraising manager, said: “We’re delighted the Rotary Club of Whitley Bay decided to support us in this way.

“As a charity we are hugely grateful for the help of volunteers, to help us provide vital services to blind and partially sighted people in the local area.”