Join our Sooty Box Community!

Are you friendly and outgoing? If you have a few hours to spare a week, why not join our fabulous community of Sooty Box collectors? 

We’re looking for volunteers to join our terrific team and visit shops, pubs and leisure centres in your local community.

Could you help us find homes for boxes, empty boxes already placed or coordinate our existing Sooty Box volunteers?

You can find out more about how to get involved here.

How being a Sooty Box collector can change lives

Finding out you're about to lose your sight can be a big shock, but due to a lack of sight loss advisors in the UK, those who are given this news are often left to digest the information alone.

We're hoping to be there for all those who discover they're about to lose their sight; providing advice, emotional support and guidance as to what to do next.

By becoming a Sooty Box collector, you'll ensure we can continue to provide these invaluable services.

Sooty and RNIB are old friends

Sooty is one of Britain’s best loved bears and actually holds a Guinness World Record for the longest running UK children’s show.

RNIB has been very lucky to have a relationship with Sooty that dates back to 1960 and we are thrilled that he continues to be our fantastic friend.


The Sooty Effect

Gerry is RNIB's most prolific collector and placer of Sooty collection boxes, bringing in around £30,000 annually!

Watch our video on the Sooty effect below.

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