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Recycling drive to help visually impaired

A leading West Midland charity is urging people to recycle unwanted items to help raise funds and protect the environment from unnecessary waste.

Beacon Centre for the Blind, based in Sedgley in Wolverhampton, are welcoming donations of unwanted foreign coins, old coins, stamps, spectacles, mobile phones, and empty laser, toner and ink cartridges.

Collection points and recycling boxes are located at all seven Beacon Centre charity shops across the region in Wolverhampton, Bilston, Bloxwich, Wednesbury, Cannock, Halesowen and the centre in Sedgley.

Pete Moodie, from the Beacon Centre, said: “There are a whole range of unexpected things that can be recycled which will benefit the environment and if you donate them to us, we can take advantage of them too.

“Everyone has old or unused items lying around in their homes so why not have a clear out this weekend to help raise vital funds to help visually impaired people in the region and donate them to the Beacon Centre?”

The Beacon Centre for the Blind helps people with sight loss in the West Midlands live fuller and more independent lives. The charity offers a full range of facilities and support to blind and partially sighted people, including a mix of residential services, day care and practical advice on living with sight loss.

Pete added: “If you recycle rather than throw away unwanted items, not only will you be helping to protect the environment, but you will also be providing funds to support visually impaired people in your local area.”

For more details contact Pete Moodie on 01902 880111 or email