The team from Specsavers in Hucknall are aiming to raise £100 for the Nottingham Hospitals Charitythis month.
While the High Street store remains open only forurgent or essential eye care,staff who are furloughed are keeping in touch virtually and decided to set themselves a challenge to walk, run or cycle 500 miles collectively by the end of April, to support our local hospitals.
A word from the store director
‘I could not be prouder of our brilliant team in these very difficult times,’ said Specsavers Hucknall store director, Janet Archer. ‘We want to do what we can to support our hospitals and we’re very grateful to people who feel able to make a donation.
‘We’re a close team and we've been keeping in touch with all our staff, individually and with social events including virtual quizzes, organised by senior optical assistant, Jessica Rigley. Several staff members have been volunteering while on furlough and this latest fundraiser is another example of our team working together even though we can’t be at work together at the moment.’
How to donate
Donations can still be made via the store's JustGiving page available here.
Open for care
Specsavers' teams are classed as key workers to provide urgent and essential eye care to those who need it. This includes supporting other key workers who couldn’t function without their help and people who would come to harm without their health expertise, especially where the usual hospital services and NHS facilities are being prioritised for the fight against COVID-19.
Customers with urgent concerns can use a new RemoteCare service, which allows video consultations online, or phone the store - 01159 889 050 - for advice and to be assessed on the level of care that they might need. Glasses and contact lenses can also be purchased online for customers with a current prescription.
Specsavers has set up an Ask the Expert group on Facebook for people to ask our team of expert optometrists and audiologists questions they might have about their sight or hearing while stores are open for urgent and essential appointments only.