Specsavers Brecon has raised more than £500 for people who are blind or partially-sighted, thanks to the generosity of local residents and business owners.

Helping partially-sighted people

Local shops donated gift vouchers to the High Street store for a hamper it raffled off for Guide Dogs UK.

The hamper, which also included donations from the store’s staff, raised £539 for the charity.

Guide Dogs UK offers a range of support besides specially-trained dogs. This includes practical and emotional support to families with children who are visually impaired and ensuring children with sight loss are supported at school.

Donna Like, store director at Specsavers Brecon, says: ‘Once again, the people of Brecon have dug deep to support others.

Charity’s ‘obvious link’

‘Guide Dogs UK does incredible work in our community as well as the rest of the UK, so it was a pleasure to be able to make a contribution. We are passionate about providing eye health care and advice to the community, and it felt only natural we would lend our support to such a worthwhile cause.’

The lucky hamper winner, Hayley Howell, was invited to the store, where optical assistants Rebecca Bazely and Kim Lewis presented her with the prize.

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