A CHARITY is seeking volunteers to help blind and partially-sighted people in the Durham area.

County Durham Society for the Blind and Partially-Sighted runs a home visiting scheme, free talking newspapers and has a resource centre where people can try out aids and equipment.

It is looking for people who will befriend a blind person and spend a small amount of time helping out with everyday chores.

Volunteer co-ordinator Linda Curtis said: "As you cross the road to buy a stamp or pop round the corner to post a letter, imagine how difficult it is for blind or partially-sighted people to do the things you take for granted.

The charity, based in North Road, Durham City, provides training and pays expenses.

If you can help, contact Linda Curtis on (0191) 3868175.