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Local opticians helps people Go Bright for Sight!

19 August, 2015
From left to right, Ian Bowers store director Specsavers Redditch, Elliot Troth and Alistair Hayward-Wright, from Hayward Wright Accountants testing out the paint for the Go Bright for Sight Colour Run.
From left to right, Ian Bowers store director Specsavers Redditch, Elliot Troth and Alistair Hayward-Wright, from Hayward Wright Accountants testing out the paint for the Go Bright for Sight Colour Run.

The team at Specsavers in Redditch is helping a local sight loss charity by supporting its Go Bright For Sight Colour Run on Saturday 5 September. 

The store is sponsoring all the neon sunglasses for the 5km fun run event which takes place at Arrow Valley Country Park. 

Starting off dressed in white, runners or walkers will pass through four paint stations.  By the time they reach the finish line, they’ll be covered in brightly coloured paint and smiles. The day is all about having fun with family and friends, while supporting local people with sight loss.

‘It’s great to have the Go Bright for Sight Colour Run in Redditch,’ said Ian Bowers, store director, Specsavers Redditch. ‘We are always pleased to support the great work done by Sight Concern and really hope that as many people as possible join in this fabulous fun event.’

Fiona Blake, Sight Concern Fundraising Manager, added: ‘The event is open to all ages and is very family friendly. Anyone with a visual impairment will be very welcome and the charity will aim to match you with a sighted guide. It will make a grand finale to the summer holidays and promises to be a memorable, colourful experience with a great atmosphere.’

All for a good cause

The money raised at this event is particularly important as Sight Concern has recently started a weekly support group in Redditch for anyone affected by sight loss.  The group is based at Redditch Library every Monday afternoon, from 1.30pm to 4pm. It will give people the opportunity to meet others with sight loss and share tips and experiences. There will be a range of guest speakers, activities, aids and equipment demonstrations. 

Entry fees, including entertainment and a pair of neon sunglasses, are £10 adults, students £8, £7 children, and a family ticket £29. Each participant is asked to raise a minimum of £15 in sponsorship to support Sight Concern’s work, helping local blind and partially sighted people to lead independent and fulfilling lives.

Book your ticket today at www.sightconcern.co.uk/colour-run or call 01905 332 902 for more information.

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