Vol­un­teers wanted

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More than 1600 vol­un­teers from around Auck­land are needed to col­lect for Blind Week

The Royal New Zealand Foun­da­tion for the Blind is hop­ing to raise over $1.1 mil­lion be­tween Oc­to­ber 28 and Novem­ber 3.

Around one third of the foun­da­tion’s $26 mil­lion bud­get comes from gov­ern­ment sources, which leaves $17.3 mil­lion to raise them­selves.

Re­gional fundrais­ing head Dianne Arm­strong says peo­ple who choose to vol­un­teer will be mak­ing a real dif­fer­ence to the lives of vi­sion­im­paired New Zealan­ders.

The foun­da­tion gives blind, deaf­blind and vi­sion-im­paired peo­ple the skills to do everyday things, like get­ting from home to work, cook­ing din­ner or surf­ing on the in­ter­net.

To vol­un­teer as a col­lec­tor, call 0508 BLIND WEEK (0508-254-6395) or visit www.blindweek. org.nz.

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