Optical trek for Vision Aid Overseas
A team of opticians from Specsavers in Fulham, Holborn and Brunswick has raised over £1,100 for charity by completing a trek up the Pen y Fan peak in the Brecon Beacons.
Four members of staff walked the 25-kilometer journey in aid of global sight charity Vision Aid Overseas (VAO).
Alice Cole, Fulham store director, said: ‘We wanted to find a fun, challenging way to raise money for Vision Aid Overseas and the trek provided that. We also had fantastic support from all three stores who cheered us on and offered support and encouragement.’
Alice continued: ‘I really wanted to do the trek as I took part in a Vision Aid Overseas trip to Zambia in 2015 and saw first-hand what a great charity VAO is and what a difference providing basic eyecare can make to someone’s life.’
All three stores will continue their ongoing efforts to support VAO, with the assistant manager from Fulham completing their great Ethiopian run in October for the charity – watch this space for more details.
How can you get involved?
To help support VAO, you can donate your unwanted specs at Specsavers stores, which are collected and recycled by the charity and used to help improve the eye health of those less fortunate in the developing world.