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Eccles store lends a paw to Guide Dogs

23 October, 2014
The store was visited by a fully trained guide dog

Specsavers in Eccles has just completed a bumper week of fundraising, which saw staff go above and beyond for charities close to their hearts. 

Guide Dogs Week

Specsavers in The Mall in Eccles kicked off its week of goodwill by dressing ‘bright for sight’ on Friday 10 October to mark Guide Dogs Week.

In a bid to lend a paw to Guide Dogs, the national charity which works to ensure blind and partially sighted people can enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else, each member of the team made a donation and dressed in brightly coloured clothes inspired by the neon yellow of a guide dog harness.

Funday Friday

During the Funday Friday, the team also collected donations in-store from any generous customers wishing to contribute to the cause.

And two representatives from the charity also came along: a guide dog trainer and a fully tained guide dog.

Store director Una Martin said: ‘We try to do our bit in store for causes that we care about, and so we geared ourselves up for a big charity week push to support Guide Dog Week.

'A lifeline to people who are blind or partially sighted'

‘Guide Dogs provide a lifeline to people who are blind or partially sighted – and obviously as opticians this is something we feel particularly strongly about. We want to raise awareness of the difficulties faced by the visually impaired on a daily basis, raising much needed funds for the charity in the process.

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