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Opticians put Amelia’s party in the frame

29 September, 2014

Specsavers in Solihull is calling on the local community to support a trio of charities by attending a very special party on Friday 19 September.

The store is asking for people to pop along to ‘Amelia’s Charity Party’ which is being held at Sharmans Cross Junior School in Solihull on 19 September, from 5-10pm, with entry costing just £1 on the door.

Eight-year-old Amelia Gebruers is organising the event to raise funds for; The Brain Tumour Charity, Birmingham Children's Hospital Charities and The Butterfly AVM Charity. Her plight for these causes comes on the back of the devastating news that both Amelia’s brother, Joshua, and her father, Pete, have both been diagnosed with brain tumours.

Specsavers was keen to support Amelia, as she and her family are all customers at the store.  The store’s optician, Farah Shah, was also the first person to pick up that all wasn’t right with Joshua (7) during a routine eye examination – and refer him onto Birmingham & Midland Eye Centre. He was then sent for further tests and later diagnosed with a rare condition called Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM), which puts sufferers at high risk of a stroke. 

‘The party has something on offer for everyone, from pony rides, to live music, children’s shows, to a feast of different foods and fair type games, so we hope that lots of people will make the effort to go along and support these causes,’ said Brad Parkes, store director at Specsavers Solihull.

‘Amelia is a remarkable girl and we’ll be making sure we get down to the party to show our support.’

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