The Highbridge-based National Blind Children’s Society has axed the jobs of 35 of its telemarketing staff just a month after announcing it was putting its lottery fundraising activities under review. reported in August that the charity had suffered a sharp decline in income from its lottery fundraising department and that the jobs were on the line.

In an effort to continue lowering its admin costs and boost income, it entered a 30-day consultation period regarding the possible ceasing of its lottery fundraising.

And now, a month later, the charity’s telemarketing team have been told they will be made redundant.

The charity intends to focus on its successful telephone fundraising campaign, which pulls in more than £500,000 each year from companies across the UK, along with its recycling initiatives and grant-making trusts.

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