Published: October 10, 2011
Brean holiday park's unclaimed lost property boosts blind charity

Sackfuls of unclaimed lost property at Brean's Pontins holiday park has been donated to a charity that helps young people who are blind or partially sighted.

The park is the first in the Pontins group to join the National Blind Children’s Society Rags to Riches campaign by donating unwanted lost property.

For every tonne collected, the Highbridge-based National Blind Children’s Society receives £500 through its commercial partner care2collect, which sells the goods – much of which would otherwise end up in landfill – on to markets in the UK and abroad.

NBCS makes it easy to join the scheme by sending out bags and arranging collection – or filled bags can be dropped off at regional collection points.

Rags to Riches is part of NBCS’s support of World Sight Day on 13th October, which aims to raise awareness of preventable blindness in children and adults.

Pontins Brean Sands Holiday Camp leisure manager Chris Johnston told "We are delighted to support the National Blind Children’s Society campaign. The work they do with children with visual difficulties and their families is fantastic, especially in these uncertain times."

Pictured: From left, Chris Johnston and Rose-Marie Hooke from Pontins Brean Sands Holiday Camp, Karen Burt from the National Blind Children’s Society, and Larry Franklin from Pontins, with some of the unclaimed lost property being donated to the charity’s Rags to Riches campaign


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