Laughing through the ceiling

June 13, 2011 at 7:24 am | Posted in RNIB | Leave a comment
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Here’s just one story from someone who was helped by the RNIB.

Louie’s story

Louie is 5 years old and is registered blind.

Recently Louie’s mum Karen has introduced him to Talking Books, which he listens to a lot – especially just before bedtime and when he has to travel up to Great Ormond Street hospital, which he does every three months.

Karen said: “Louie loves his Daisy Player and loves speeding up and slowing down stories. I can hear him laughing through the ceiling!

I’m sending off the next batch of stamps next week.  It’s a small contribution to helping the vital work of the RNIB but every bit helps.  If you have any used postage stamps please get them to me asap.  It’s recycling something that you’d throw away for a very good cause.

Thank you to everyone who has taken the trouble to send me stamps.  There is a big pile on my table ready to be parcelled up.


All stamps have value – when recycled for the RNIB

May 3, 2010 at 7:45 am | Posted in RNIB, Stamps | Leave a comment
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A 2d stamp from MauritiusA rare 160 year old stamp is to go on display in London.  Only 500 Mauritian 2d stamps were produced and it is thought that only 12 survive.  Goodness know how much it’s worth.  I can tell you, however, what your stamps are worth to the RNIB.  They raise much needed funds to help people who are blind and visually impaired.  Please keep collecting.

Sun could damage your sight

April 27, 2010 at 8:52 am | Posted in RNIB, Stamps | Leave a comment
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Woman wearing sunglassesThe days are getting longer here in Dubai and the sunshine is more intense than usual.  A quick reminder that it is a very good idea to protect your eyes from the sun.  UV rays don’t only cause damage to our skin, they could be a factor in Age-related Macular Degeneration, cataracts and other eye diseases.  Click here for more information from the RNIB about protecting your eyes from the harmful effects of the sun.

Your stamps help the RNIB carry on their vital work so please keep them coming.  Thanks to everyone who has sent them to me.  I’ve had envelopes containing 3 stamps and, this week, another parcel with a huge collection.  I’ll be sending another batch off in no time at this rate.  Volunteer in Abu Dhabi are doing a great job of collecting in the capital too.  So remember, in the summertime, save your stamps and slip on your shades.

Your stamps raise funds for….

January 31, 2010 at 8:51 am | Posted in RNIB | Leave a comment

  Here’s a great video about some of the things that the RNIB does that make a big difference to everyday life for people who are visually impaired and blind.  It’s a story about a lovely 8 year old girl called Tiri.

Urgent appeal

January 27, 2010 at 5:07 am | Posted in RNIB | Leave a comment

I received an e-mail today from Terri Bush, a tireless and dedicated volunteer for the RNIB in charge of the stamps collection in the UK.   It contained an urgent appeal which I’d like to share with you:

Dear Friends,  I am writing to see if you can help us reach our £10,000 target from the stamp appeal by March 2010. We have only raised just over £6,000 so far and so our appeal really needs a big boost.

The RNIB website is which contains information of our work, fundraising, latest sight saving developments and lots more!

If everyone who read about our appeal passed on our details and they sent us stamps (even one!) we would hopefully not only raise much neded funds to provide over sixty services to blind and partially sighted people, but would also increase the awareness of our work.

Why not use the search engine ‘Everyclick’ so that you can raise money for us even while you are shopping! I have my own fundraisng page under RNIB Used stamp Appeal.  Thank you again for your support.  Best wishes,


So please keep sending your stamps to me – even as Terri says – it is only one or two.  Our efforts in the U.A.E. could help make her target.

Anialdeep Hayre’s story of sight loss and the RNIB

January 10, 2010 at 8:04 am | Posted in Charity, RNIB | 2 Comments

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Please help people who are visually impaired by collecting used postage stamps

December 14, 2009 at 10:14 am | Posted in RNIB, Stamps | Leave a comment

Image of child with a frank over his eyesRoyal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is the UK’s leading charity offering information, support and advice to over two million people with sight loss.

People in the UK and around the world are still losing their sight unnecessarily. RNIB campaign to eliminate avoidable sight loss and support research  into the causes and latest treatments of eye conditions.

We can raise much needed funds for the RNIB just by collecting stamps.

We can raise money from both British and overseas stamps. It doesn’t matter if they have already been used.  More money can be raised from overseas stamps. We also collect first day covers, presentation packs and albums.

Please read the section on “How to” to ensure that they are in the most useful condition and then deliver them:

By post to: Sally Prosser, Save stamps for charity, PO Box 75959, Dubai, U.A.E.

Or contact me via sending me a message using the form in the “About”  section for info on where you can deliver them to in Dubai.  TNT will then send them to the RNIB stamps collection centre –  they have generously donated this service free of charge.

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