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Campaigning newspaper the Hull Daily Mail has put its latest project into gear, a year after raising £30,000 for another cause.

Last year the paper and its readers clubbed together to donate the money to Age Concern for a new Healthy Living Centre.

This year, they are aiming to go even higher by raising £42,000 to buy two minibuses for the Hull and East Riding Institute for the Blind.

The buses are needed to take people to and from seven day centres run by the charity, which currently helps around 2,500 people.

General Manager Sue Pallister said she was delighted to have the Mail on board.

“Transport is one of the biggest problems for people who can’t see very well at all. We already drive people to our centres every day, but we want to bring in more, if we had just one extra bus, we could bring them in,” she said.

Mail assistant editor Marc Astley said: “We are delighted to adopted Hull and East Riding Institute for the Blind as our charity of the year.

“We never fail to be astounded by the generosity shown by the people of Hull and East Yorkshire and I’m sure this will be no exception.”

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