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Blind fundraiser runs charity stall for The Haringey Phoenix Group in Wood Green Sainsbury's
A blind fundraiser raised £64 by running a stall selling goods made by blind people yesterday.
Jagdish Tank, 55, from Hornsey, ran the stall at Sainsbury’s in Wood Green High Street for three hours yesterday afternoon.
Mr Tank, who is Chairman of The Haringey Phoenix Group, a charity which supports the blind and partially sighted, sold pottery, arts and crafts, jewellery and knitwear.
All of the proceeds from the stall will go towards helping the charity, which is currently based in Winkfield Road, Wood Green, fund a move to a new building.
Mr Tank, who lost his sight in 1997, said: “The Haringey Phoenix Group is very important to me so I want to do everything I can to support it.
“When I lost my sight I thought I had lost everything but this charity gave me my life back.
“Yesterday went really well. It was fantastic.
“Everyone was really pleased with how successful it was.”
In the last year Mr Tank, who is originally from Kenya, has raised more than £14,000 for the Wood Green charity.
The stall was located at Wood Green’s Sainsbury’s as The Haringey Phoenix Trust is its charity of the year.
Sainsbury’s is also trying to raise £1,000 to provide the charity with new computer software designed to be used by blind and partially sighted people.
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