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 Childrens Society Rags to Riches campaign by donating
unwanted lost property.
For every tonne collected, the Highbridge-based National Blind
Childrens 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 NBCSs 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 Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We are delighted to support the
National Blind Childrens 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 Childrens Society, and Larry Franklin from Pontins,
with some of the unclaimed lost property being donated to the
charitys Rags to Riches campaign