Newtown opticians supports guide dog charity
Specsavers in Newtown is celebrating after collecting more than £200 for a charity that trains guide dogs to help people living with sight problems.
Staff at the Specsavers store on Broad Street raised money for Guide Dogs by putting out donation tins and encouraging anyone visiting the store to contribute to the worthwhile cause.
David Dunlop, store director at Specsavers in Newtown, says: ‘At Specsavers, we’re always striving to use our position as a community opticians to support organisations that can positively impact our customers.
‘We have been a proud supporter of the Guide Dogs charity for more than 10 years and we’re delighted to have donated another £200 by raising awareness of its work to our customers.
‘Guide Dogs does not receive government funding so public support is hugely important to enable it to deliver the support services that it does. The money really will go a long way in helping the partially sighted and blind community.’
Guide Dogs is an organisation that campaigns for the rights of blind and partially sighted people in Britain, as well as offering rehabilitation services.
The organisation also funds scientific research related to eye disease to improve treatments and care for those who are visually impaired.