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Charity blind to disabled needs

ONE of the largest charities in the UK has been accused of "acting like a corporation" by parents of visually impaired youngsters with complex disabilities, after it decided to close their children's school. The Royal National Institute for the Blind decided to close Sunshine House school in Southport, Merseyside, after three feasibility studies indicated that it was no longer economically or educationally viable. Parents intend to complain to the Charity Commission and are taking legal advice about a court challenge. They have also set up a trust in a bid to keep the school open.

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