Blind society has its annual flag day later this month

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Volunteers will be flying the flag for a Manx charity later this month with an annual fundraising drive.

Manx Blind Welfare’s annual flag day is on June 20 and it hopes donations will exceed last year’s total of £8,300.

Volunteers co-ordinator and events organiser Debbie Kenyon said: ‘Many fundraising events and initiatives are organised throughout the year to help us fund the vital services we provide in the Isle of Man and our annual flag day collections are a big part of that.

‘This year our staff and volunteers will be out and about on the streets of Douglas and Onchan asking the public to continue their kind and generous support. If you see one of our collection boxes please do donate anything you can spare as every penny really does make a difference.’ she said.

The Manx Blind Welfare Society caters for around 600 blind or partially sighted people in the Isle of Man and more than 60 staff and volunteers will be involved in the flag day.

The society, based at Corrin Court in Onchan, supports members with a talking book library and a recording studio providing weekly news bulletins. There is also a computer training room, a specialist equipment room and a large dining and social room. The society also provides home and hospital visits and social events throughout the year. Anyone interested in donating or helping should call 674727 or email

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