Dunfermline staff has raised £300 through fundraising events held during the recent National Eye Health Week.

Fundraising fun

Staff from Specsavers in the town organised a bake-sale, raffle, ‘guess how many eyes are in the jar’ competition and face painting – raising funds to support the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).

Campbell Chalmers, director of RNIB Scotland, said: ‘We'd like to thank staff in Specsavers stores throughout the country for the generous support they've given to us.

‘This gives a very welcome boost to our work in helping people with visual impairment, and our work to combat preventable sight loss, not least by urging people to have regular eye examinations at their local optometrist.

‘We are looking forward to working together with Specsavers in the future.’

A word from the store director

‘It’s astonishing that so many people are needlessly living with, or are at risk of, sight loss in the UK today,’ says store director Grace Hepburn. ‘Half of all sight loss cases are preventable – and a simple eye test can be the first step in prevention.

‘Our mission together with RNIB is to transform the nation’s eye health through education, awareness and action; we want to reverse these worrying eye health trends that are putting unnecessary pressure on the health service and placing a massive burden on the public purse.’

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