The Cleaning and Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA) has raised £14,000 to donate to the chairman’s charity, the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), thanks to the generosity of CHSA members.
“We’re very grateful for the support of the CHSA,” said Harry Meade, RNIB corporate partnerships manager. “We estimate there are more than two million people in the UK today with serious sight problems, many of whom don’t get the support they need. In particular, sight loss can lead to isolation. Our Talking Books, which are available free of charge to blind and partially sighted people, can be a lifeline. With this donation we will be able to record five or six more books.”
Stephen Harrison, chairman of the CHSA and managing director of Harrison Wipes, said: “We’re delighted to have raised so much for the Royal National Institute of Blind People. RNIB is a charity close to my heart. I have been inspired by a friend who has sight loss and who cycles with our group on the back of a tandem, and I am now training with him, as his guide runner, to run a half marathon. Inspired by his determination I wanted to do something more for the charity that has given him so much support. It’s wonderful to make such a significant donation, which is all thanks to the generosity of our members.”