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Maidstone opticians club together for local charity

05 October, 2015
James Jordan from Strictly Come Dancing presented prizes to the winning teams
Specsavers in Maidstone sponsored the KAB Charity Golf Day, which saw James Jordan from Strictly Come Dancing presenting prizes to the winning teams

Specsavers Opticians in Maidstone lent its support to a charity golf day to raise vital funds for Kent Association For The Blind (KAB), which celebrates its 95th anniversary this year.

Sponsored golf holes

The store, located at 12 High Street, sponsored two golf holes and provided raffle prizes for the event, which saw keen golfers across Kent don their brightly coloured trousers to raise money for KAB.

Specsavers Maidstone store director, Sanjay Patel says: ‘It was great seeing our community come together for some friendly competition, all in the name of charity.

‘We are always keen to support KAB at Specsavers Maidstone and continue to encourage donations in store as well. The charity helps thousands of visually impaired people across Kent regain their confidence and allow them to live fulfilled lives, so as an optical group we are fully behind their work.’

A milestone year for the charity

Amanda Croft-Pearman, Head of Fundraising at KAB says: ‘There are around 12,000 people registered as visually impaired in our region and by 2050, that figure will double.

’95 is a milestone for the charity and we are looking forward to the challenges that will greet us in the next few years. We rely on voluntary donations to support our vital services to sight-impaired people throughout Kent and we are therefore grateful to have the support of Specsavers for the second year. With their help, our golf day was a roaring success!’

Kent Association For The Blind is the only charity in Kent which helps blind and partially sighted people live fulfilled, healthy and safe lives. The charity provides a unique range of services to thousands of people and has three sight centres in Maidstone, Canterbury and Bromley.

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