A Newport  opticians is organising a charity ball to raise vital funds for a local road safety charity.

Charity ball

Specsavers, located at 40 High Street, has announced a glittering ball will be taking place on September 19, will all the proceeds from the event being donated to the Isle Drive Safe charity. The charity, founded by Neal Staley in 2013, works closely with the emergency services and the local council to improve road safety on the Isle of Wight. 

Mr Staley founded the charity after his daughter Evey was killed by a drink and drug impaired driver in August 2012.

Champagne reception

The sparkling event will take place at Bourne Hall and will kick off with a canapé and champagne reception followed by a delicious rustic buffet and a night of dancing. Tickets are now on sale will cost £30 and everyone who purchases will be entered into a raffle with a host of prizes up for grabs. 

Catherine Kidd, ophthalmic director of Specsavers in Newport, says: ‘This promises to be a fantastic night and one which will raise vital funds for such a good cause. We want to continue to support the great work Neal does, so I would encourage the local community to get on their dancing shoes and come to the ball.


I would also like to thank Bourne Hall, Cornerstone and Medina Foods who are all working with us to make this night possible.’ The store is also asking local businesses who wish to donate raffle prizes to get in touch.'

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