A paws-itively furry day of fundraising
Anyone who popped by the store on Friday (10 October) was greeted by wagging tails and furry faces as we raised money for national charity, Guide Dogs.
The team put their best paws forward and dressed up as dogs or in bright neon colours in aid of Guide Dogs Week (4-12 October). There were a few special fluffy visitors who stopped by the store with Guide Dogs representatives to greet customers and talk about the work the charity does.
Fun activities for all the family
Meanwhile, customers were given the opportunity to win a big furry dog teddy and a pair of designer specs (worth up to £99) by donating £1 to guess the number of marbles in a jar. There was also a face painter in store to turn younger customers into their favourite furry friend in return for a £1 donation.
‘The whole team looked forward to hosting a funday for Guide Dogs,’ said David Grieves, store director at Specsavers in Swindon. ‘It’s something which we try to support each year as it helps to educate the public about the importance of eye care and to fund eye disease research.’
What do Guide Dogs do?
This event is part of an ongoing partnership with Guide Dogs for the Blind which has already seen Specsavers raise enough money to pay for the breeding and training costs of 25 guide dog pups. Guide Dogs provides mobility and freedom to blind and partially sighted people. It also campaigns for the rights of people with visual impairment, educates the public about eyecare and funds eye disease research. See www.guidedogs.org.uk.