The Greater London Fund for the Blind is a British charity. It was formed in 1921 by Sir Arthur Pearson to co-ordinate the raising of funds to improve the lives of blind and visually impaired people in London.
It runs an annual Geranium Day appeal, and operates a chain of Geranium shops in Greater London. It is based at 12 Whitehorse Mews, on Westminster Bridge Road.
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