Collection for the blind at Anfield


February 1, 1935
Merseyside Fund for the Blind have a collection at the Liverpool Football Ground, to-morrow, when the club are playing Leeds United.

There are now no fewer than 2,400 blind people in the Merseyside area, and it is an enormous task to carry on the various voluntary services that are conducted for their well-being. The collection supports both the fund of the Liverpool Workshops and Home Teaching Society for the Blind, and the Liverpool School for the Blind, as well as the national services of the National Library for the Blind.

Braille books are sold to them at one-third of cost price, thanks to the help given by such collections as these, and books can be loaned, free of cost, from the National Library, which has upwards of 50,000 volumes on all conceivable subjects, most of them being written by hand in Braille type.
(Source: Liverpool Echo: February 1, 1935)

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