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Charity donation kick-starts appeal

A charity got an instant return after an appeal in the Spalding Guardian.

The Daniel Shepherd Appeal was set up to raise money for a new computer for a youngster with sight problems.

The Guardian got behind the appeal and within days of first featuring it in the paper, a local group stepped in and donated the full amount for the computer.

The special computer allows Daniel, who suffers from Bilateral Retinal Dystrophy, to attend a mainstream school.

It features a special typeface which allows him to read text off the screen.

The local Blind Society loaned Daniel a computer but his family and friends hoped to buy him one of his own.

Daniel was given the new computer by Spalding Round Table at a presentation where he handed over his loaned machine to another youngster with restricted vision.

And the campaign looks set to continue.

Appeal organiser Bill Anderson said: “The appeal is not over yet because we know that there are many other children in the area who have sight problems and need help reading and writing.”

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