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Cardiff opticians support Wales deaf rugby match

02 March, 2015
Staff from Specsavers on Queen Street attended the Welsh Deaf Rugby Union (WDRU) match
Firas Hassoun and Lois Robinson of Cardiff Queen Street

Staff from Specsavers on Queen Street, Cardiff, attended the Welsh Deaf Rugby Union (WDRU) match between rival sides Wales Deaf and England Deaf.

The match, held at Cardiff Arms Park, saw the Welsh Deaf team retain the Broadstreet cup in a triumphant win of 18 points to five.

Rugby team sponsor

Specsavers is the team sponsor for the WDRU, an organisation that arranges fixtures between deaf or hard of hearing rugby teams across the world, to raise awareness and promote the development of their teams.

Firas Hassoun and Lois Robinson, optical assistants at Specsavers on Queen Street, Cardiff, handed out leaflets on Specsavers’ hearcare services to the crowds, to help raise awareness of the services available in store for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Mr Hassoun and Ms Robinson also highlighted Specsavers’ partnership with this year’s Red Nose Day appeal by wearing the official Red Nose Day glasses being sold in store as they gave out leaflets.

An inspirational organisation

Frank Moloney, director of Specsavers in Cardiff, said: ‘The Welsh Deaf Rugby Union is an inspirational organisation and Specsavers are proud to support them.

‘The WDRU matches are always a brilliant day out and a great way to show young people that suffering from hearing loss should not, and does not, stop you from getting involved in group sports like rugby. It’s a fantastic message, and one that we’re thrilled to champion.

‘It was a great win for the Welsh team and we were happy to lend a hand and give out information on the hearcare services available at Specsavers.’

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