HALTON residents are being asked to save their used stamps to help raise vital funds for blind or partially sighted people.

The Royal National Institute of Blind People, the RNIB, the UK’ leading sight loss charity, says they could receive £4.50 per kilogram for British stamps and £14.50 for foreign ones.

Every day 100 people in the UK start losing their sight. The RNIB says they can only reach one in three of the people who need their help.

All funds raised will go towards offering information, support and advice to anyone with a sight problem.

If you are able to help, the charity asks collectors to leave at least half a centimetre of envelope around the stamp to prevent damage. All stamps are welcome.

Please send your used stamps to: RNIB, PO Box 6198, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 9XT.

If you would like to find out more about this fundraising campaign, please e-mail RNIBstamps@rnib.org.uk.