Help support new Sight Centre shop

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A charity which offers support to blind people has plans to open a new shop.

Northamptonshire Association for the Blind (NAB) hopes to open its new charity shop in Wadcroft, Kettering, by the middle of this month.

And the charity is appealing to local people to show their support and get behind its latest venture.

John Wood, general secretary of NAB, said: “This is not like the normal charity shop, where funds are raised for general support purposes.

“All of the money we raise from this new charity shop will go to support the Sight Centre which we have been running for nearly three years, and is so valuable for all the blind and partially- sighted people who live in the Kettering area.

“We do urgently ask local people to help us with this local venture.”

The new charity shop, which is next door to NAB’s Sight Centre, is being fitted out and will replace a previously empty unit which was once a shoe shop.

NAB is appealing for anybody who can help by donating their time or unwanted items.

Shop volunteers are needed and stock, including clothing, furniture and bric-a-brac, is wanted desperately.

NAB has been providing a free advice and information service to blind or partially sighted people in Northamptonshire for the past 15 years.

The Sight Centre in Kettering stocks a wide range of talking watches and clocks, kitchen equipment, reading and writing aids, games and more.

The building houses a large-screen computer suite which allows people to practice their skills and use the internet.

The centre also offers computer courses and a programme of activities that runs throughout the year.

Anybody who would like to volunteer or donate items should call NAB on 01604 719193 or the Sight Centre on 01536 522773, email, or visit the centre on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays from 10am to 1pm.