Specsavers in Cleveleys showed their support for ten children affected by the Chernobyl disaster by inviting them into the store for free eye tests and glasses.

Welcome gifts

The staff prepared gift boxes for each of the ten children from Belarus, who visited the area for six weeks as part of a trip organised by Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline.

As well as providing a gift for each of the children, opticians in Cleveleys Specsavers also administered eye tests and gave free glasses to those who needed them.

Ongoing relief effort 

The repercussions of the Chernobyl disaster in 1986 are still being felt in Belarus, and trips such as this one to Cleveleys provide these children with the respite from the unhealthy conditions in their home country.

Store manager Karen Simpson said: ‘We are incredibly privileged to play our part in helping these children have the best time in Cleveleys.

A simple eye test may seem routine to you or me, but to the people affected by the Chernobyl disaster, this is an important aspect of their healthcare which can often be overlooked. 

More support will always be needed to help improve the lives of the children affected by the disaster and our team are happy to have contributed in some small way.’

To find out more about what you can do to support the ongoing Chernobyl relief effort, click here.

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