In January 2017, RSBC merged with the Royal London Society for Blind People (RLSB). Although we are now called RSBC, there may be some references to RLSB in the following article.
Mr E Prescott from Tonbridge in Kent was 11-years-old when he first decided to fundraise for RLSB in 1955.
It was a year after the organisation had purchased Wildernesse in Seal for its new base, and transferred the name ‘Dorton House’ to the building.
The young man went carol singing and raised three shillings, which he donated to help visually impaired children and adults.
For his fundraising efforts, he recieved a letter of thanks from RLSB’s then appeals organiser Ernest H. G. Barwell and a receipt for his donation.
Almost 60 years on, Mr Prescott is still a valued supporter of RLSB. We are delighted that he has shared these items with us, which he has safely kept for all these years.
Supporters are an invaluable part of the work we do, both fundraisers or volunteers. There are many ways in which you can get involved with RLSB and help make a difference to the lives of visually impaired young people across London and the South East.