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Blind Coventrians to benefit from donation to city-based charity for bus

Chris Willmott 2nd Feb, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

BLIND and partially blind people will benefit from fundraising by Coventry Building Society.

Staff at the Coventry donated £1,000 towards the purchase of a new minibus for the Coventry Resource Centre for the Blind – a charity that provides support, information, and social activities for people with a visual impairment. The launch event for the minibus was also attended by Coventry’s Deputy Lord Mayor Lindsley Harvard.

Staff at the Earlsdon branch have been raising funds and awareness for the centre as part of the Coventry’s Community Partner scheme for several years. Their contribution towards the minibus was raised through several events throughout 2015, including a raffle, book swap and cake and sweet sales.

Natasha Loveitt, Customer Service Assistant at the Coventry’s Earlsdon branch, said: “At the launch event, we were able to meet some people who attend the centre, which has really motivated the team to keep fundraising. We’d like to thank our members for supporting such a fantastic cause”.

Rosie Brady from the Coventry Resource Centre for the Blind added: “The Earlsdon branch of the

Coventry were one of the first groups to respond to our appeal earlier in the year to raise funds for this exciting project, with their amazing donation of £1,000.

“The new minibus has already achieved great success, with several new users being brought out of isolation and loneliness to socialise at the Centre. We’d like to extend our grateful thanks to those who have supported us”.

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