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.

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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.

Stamps with a waggily tail

March 11, 2010 at 8:37 am | Posted in Charity, Stamps | Leave a comment
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Leonard, a terrier, poses with his stamp

Leonard, a terrier, was found in Essex, underweight and wary of people. He now lives with his new owners Claire and Pete in Maidenhead.

“How much is that doggy in the window? Woof, woof!”

The Royal Mail in the UK is commemorating Battersea Dogs & Cats Home 150th anniversary with a set of special stamps showing some of its success stories.  I challenge you not to say “aaah” to these pictures (click here).  They are gorgeous.  It’s also a reminder to get your stamps (with or without pictures of dogs on them) to me as soon as possible as I will be sending a parcel off to the RNIB at the end of next week.  Even one or two will help towards their fundraising target to benefit people who are blind and visually impaired.  Leave a comment or visit the How to page for contact details.

If you want to know more about Battersea Dogs & Cats Home click here.

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