Geranium Day 2017 – Friday 28th April

Staff and volunteers from the GLFB will be in and around London stations collecting funds for vital services for visually impaired people.

If you find yourself near Liverpool Street station on Friday, do stop by and say hello to our friendly collectors. If you’re able, please donate – it would be most appreciated! We will gladly take your old pound coins and five pound notes too!

Making a direct impact

Last year, commuters and local residents donated over £13,000 to our Geranium Day appeal. This tremendous generosity is enabling us to make a direct impact on the lives of people living with sight loss.

For example, raising the same amount this year would help pay for 3,250 hot meals at local GLFB-funded centres or cover the cost of transport for medical appointments for 2,167 visually impaired people. So do drop a coin or two if you get the chance!

 

Geranium Day collection

Geranium Day 2016: GLFB collections manager Andrew Banfield and volunteer collector Tommy Mulholland raising funds at Liverpool Street station.

Coming together in pursuit of a single goal

Speaking to volunteer collectors and supporters, Andrew Banfield, GLFB collections manager said: “Geranium Day is more than just a great opportunity to raise funds for visually impaired people – it is also a day of solidarity.  All the GLFB member charities, staff and volunteers come together in pursuit of a single goal”. 

Our collectors will be joined by volunteers from GLFB member charities and associated visual impairment organisations at the following stations: Aldgate, Barbican, Cannon Street, Fenchurch Street, Moorgate and London Bridge.

You can also support our work with a donation online. Whatever you are able to give to our Geranium Day appeal, your gift will enable us to fund some fantastic projects and much-needed services for people who urgently need our support.

Your generosity will help make a difference to the lives of people affected by sight loss. Thank you in advance for whatever you are able to give.

Raj Bhayani

Head of Appeals

The Geranium - symbol of caring for people with a visual impairment

The Geranium – symbol of caring for people with a visual impairment