The Guernsey Specsavers store has raised £900 for the Guernsey Blind Association (GBA) during a month of fundraising.
The store donated £1 for every eye test performed between Monday 8 September and Tuesday 7 October.
Store director Chris Goldsbrough says: ‘We’re pleased to have raised £900 for such a worthy local charity. As a business that cares for people’s vision we often see the results of the association’s work and the difference the volunteers can make to islanders’ lives so we know this money will be put to good use.’
GBA vision support advisor Debbie Clarke says: ‘The Guernsey Blind Association is delighted that the Specsavers store has once again organised this fundraising initiative.
‘The proceeds will be used to purchase of a specialised large screen magnifier. This allows a person with a visual impairment to magnify papers onto a larger screen, and is also portable so it can be transported from office to office. Some of the proceeds will go towards a piece of software from Dolphin Computer which converts text to speech; this gives the user a greater degree of independence with today's advancing technology.