StandStand up and 'be noticed' for Blind Week
Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind
5 September 2005
Stand up and ‘be noticed’ for Blind Week!
‘Be noticed’ by volunteering a few hours of
your time during
the Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind’s (RNZFB) annual Blind
Week appeal, 25-31 October.
The RNZFB needs 13,000 volunteers to help people
and raise the $1.1 million needed to continue providing essential services
to blind, deafblind and vision-impaired New Zealanders.
“Volunteers are the key to
a successful Blind Week,” says
Dianne Armstrong, RNZFB Group Manager, Regional Fundraising.
“By spending just a
few hours collecting on the streets, in local
malls, supermarkets and shopping centres, volunteers will be helping us to
continue to support blind, deafblind and vision-impaired people in their
popular orange arrow hats and fluorescent vests returning
new advertising campaign, the RNZFB’s volunteer collectors are sure
to be noticed.
And they need to be
because this year the RNZFB needs to raise over
million from public donations, bequests and corporate sponsorship.
The minimum number of volunteers needed for each area are:
Auckland / Northland 2,000; Waikato /
King Country 1,500; Bay of Plenty
Hawkes Bay Region 400; Wellington Region 2,450; Marlborough/ Nelson 350;
Canterbury / Westcoast 2,500; and Otago/Southland 3,000.
To donate a few hours of your time during Blind
Week please call 0800 002
345 to speak to your nearest regional fundraising manager or visit
The RNZFB is New Zealand’s primary service provider for
deafblind, and vision-impaired people. Every year nearly 1200 New
Zealanders become members of the RNZFB.