Chelmsley Wood has raised more than £300 after going dotty in a bid to raise funds for the Royal National Institute of Blind (RNIB) through National Eye Health Week (19-25 September.)

Specsavers in Greenwood Way, got into the spirit of the week and staff wore ‘dots to raise lots’, as well as hosting a number of eye health awareness days, celebrating their 14th birthday with a cake sale and raising a total of £324. 

All proceeds will be going to the RNIB, which has launched a new public awareness campaign with Specsavers about the importance of regular eye tests in helping to prevent people from needlessly losing their sight.  

A word from the store director 

Chelmsley Wood store director Sukhi Drake was delighted with the outcome: ‘We are thrilled that so many of our customers and passers-by popped in-store and supported the cause, as well joining in the celebrations for our 14th birthday. We have raised a grand total of £324 for the RNIB, which is something that our team should be very proud of. 

‘During the week we also got the opportunity to educate our customers on some of the major eye conditions affecting people across the UK. After 14 years in the business we have seen firsthand how important it is to encourage our customers to undergo an eye test every two years - it really is the first step to prevention.’

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