Blackburn World Down Syndrome Day cupcake sale a tasty treat
To mark World Down Syndrome Day Specsavers in Blackburn pulled on #lotsofsocks and held a fun-packed special cupcake sale in store.
Specsavers partnered with the Down Syndrome Association in a bid to raise awareness of the importance of having regular sight tests to detect potentially sight threatening conditions for people with the disability.
Store director Ahmed Deshmukh, said: ‘We were delighted to welcome local families into store for a fun cake sale, which was a great success for a fantastic cause.
‘People with Down’s Syndrome are more likely to have problems with their eyesight as it can affect the development of vision. Even if they wear glasses the quality of their vision will be impaired so it is recommended that both children and adults should have regular eye checks.’
A spokesperson for the Down Syndrome Association added: ‘We are delighted that Specsavers has been supporting the Down Syndrome Association. People with Down Syndrome have poorer vision than the general public and 50% of them will have to wear glasses so, having the support of Specsavers will highlight this issue as well as raise vital funds for our services.’