Accrington ladies are being invited to treat themselves to a glamorous evening of shopping and pampering at Specsavers charity Ladies Night on Friday, August 22.

The Cornhill store is also on the lookout for local stylish businesses that would like to exhibit and take up a stall at the event, to be held at St Augustine’s Church, Bolton Avenue, Huncoat, from 7.30pm.

Packed with treats

The event, which is being held in aid of Accrington Specsavers’ chosen charity Guide Dogs for the Blind will see the hall packed with the latest Specsavers frames, jewellery, clothes and sweets as well as make-up artists and manicurists.

The entry fee for attendees is £1 and the price for local business to exhibit is £15, all of which will go directly to Guide Dogs.

A stylish affair

 Suzanne George, store director of Accrington Specsavers, says: ‘We really excited to host our first Ladies Night and it’s definitely going to be a stylish affair for the community.

‘If there are any local businesses who think they could bring another touch of glamour to the night then we’d love to welcome you to take part.’

So far this year, Accrington Specsavers has raised over £600 for Guide Dogs.

Charity target

Suzanne says: ‘The Guide Dogs charity does a wonderful job in Accrington and it’s a charity close to our hearts here in store.

‘We hope this event will take us even closer to our target of £5000 which will allow us to name and sponsor a puppy through its intensive year-long guide dog training.’

It costs almost £50,000 to support a Guide Dog partnership from the birth of the pup to its retirement, aged about 10. Guide Dogs doesn’t receive any Government funding for this service so without the generosity of public donations, wouldn’t be able to support the 4,600 Guide Dog partnerships in the UK.

A great cause

Guide Dogs for the Blind provides mobility and freedom to blind and partially sighted people as well as campaigning for the rights of people with visual impairment, educating the public about eyecare and funding eye disease research.

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