Musselburgh staff have raised £1000 for the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) through a series of fundraising events.

Throughout the recent National Eye Health Awareness Week 2016 the store donated £1 from every eye test carried out.

What’s more the staff held bake sales and raffles, while three staff members ran the Scottish Half Marathon and 10K to raise funds.

Gruelling challenge

Graeme Robertson, optometrist director, and Damian Kelly, dispensing optician, ran10k while Amy Brown, senior optometrist, undertook the gruelling half marathon in an impressive 2h 9min.

The fundraising was part of a wider pledge by Specsavers’ 700-plus stores across the UK – including more than 60 in Scotland – to collectively raise significant essential funds to assist RNIB’s vital work.

Proud store director

Store director Diana Kelly said: ‘We were very proud to be involved in fundraising for the RNIB and we’re thrilled with the amount we raised.

‘It’s astonishing that so many people are needlessly living with, or are at risk of, sight loss in the UK today. Half of all sight loss cases are preventable – and a simple eye test can be the first step in prevention.

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