Cornwall Blind banking on HSBC

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Jill Colton (l) and Sharon Waters(r ) present a cheque to Charles Whitehead from The Cornwall Blind Association

HSBC staff in Cornwall have been raising money for one of the county’s oldest charities by raffling giant cupcakes.

Jill Colton, who works at HSBC in Bodmin, has been raising money for The Cornwall Blind Association along with her friend Sharon Waters.

Sharon lost her sight just over a year ago, but that didn’t stop her fundraising with Jill at Newquay Jive where they are both regular attendees.

Jill Colton (l) and Sharon Waters(r ) present a cheque to Charles Whitehead from The Cornwall Blind Association
Jill Colton (l) and Sharon Waters (r) present a cheque to Charles Whitehead from The Cornwall Blind Association

Jill said: “We have really enjoyed raising this money and are very grateful to HSBC who have matched funded it with their ‘£ 4 £’ scheme.

“Cornwall Blind Association provides a vital service to visually impaired people in Cornwall so we know that this money will be put to good use.”

Cornwall Blind Association was one of a number of charities that were affected by recent cuts to front line services by Cornwall Council.

Receiving a cheque for £540 from Jill and Sharon, association treasurer Charles Whitehead said: “Firstly I must thank Jill, Sharon and the HSBC staff for this generous donation.

“At a time of Cornwall Council cuts, fundraising like this really does enable Cornwall Blind Association to continue to provide the vital support that visually impaired people across Cornwall so desperately rely upon.”