British company donates 17,000 stamps

A British mobility firm and its customers have donated more than 17,000 used stamps to charity.

The Mid Sussex Times reports staff at Clearwell Mobility, which has branches in Brighton, Burgess Hill, Chichester, Hove, Polegate, Seaford and Worthing, have been busy collecting stamps in support of the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).

Earlier this month, Worthing Clearwell Mobility showroom manager Sally Ballamy gave RNIB representatives Sue and Howard Broderick the final collection of more than 17,000 stamps. These collected stamps will be sorted by the RNIB and sold in large batches at auction, the proceeds of which will go directly to the charity.

“The response from our customers and staff has been fantastic,” said Ballamy. “We have had such a mix of different stamps; it has been quite interesting to see where they have come from. It is always fantastic to help support a charity, and the work that the RNIB do is so crucial. Even something as simple as ripping off old postage stamps from your letters can help provide them with funding to carry on offering the support they do, day-in day-out.”

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