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Charity collector raises almost £10k in just months
The chairman of a blind charity has raised nearly £10,000 in just five months to help pay for a new building.
Jagdish Tank, 54, works with the charity, Haringey Phoenix Group, to support 1,500 people in the borough who are registered as blind or partially sighted.
Mr Tank, who is himself registered blind, stands outside tube and train stations all over the city for up to 12 hours at a time to raise the cash.
The charity is currently based in temporary Porta cabins in Winkfield Road in Wood Green, but Mr Tank is determined to move the charity to a more permanent location.
He said: “I always look forward to collection days.
"If I miss it, it is like missing my breakfast.
“The reason I do this is because the organisation helped me when I came to London and I thought I could give something back.”
Mr Tank, of Pembroke Road in Hornsey, collects for the charity at least twice a month.
At this stage, he is uncertain about how much money the charity will have to raise in order to afford a permanent building, but he is determined to continue collecting as much as possible for the good cause.
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