Opticians support Guide Dogs Week in Washington
Specsavers in Washington is reaching out to customers and local communities in aid of the Guide Dogs Week 2015 theme ‘Let’s Glow’, by donning neon to show their support for the many people living with sight loss in the local community.
Throughout Guide Dogs Week, the charity’s annual awareness and fundraising week which takes place from the 3-11 October, store staff will be dressing up in bright clothes, decorating stores and taking part in an array of charity challenges.
A word from the store director
Robin Stuart, store director of Specsavers Washington, said: ‘Thanks to the support of our customers we have raised a nationwide total of £270,000 in the past four years, which has funded 25 guide dog puppies.’
A word from the charity
Lisa Bell, Guide Dogs’ corporate partnerships officer, said: ‘This Guide Dogs Week we want to reach even more people to raise awareness and reach our biggest ever Guide Dogs Week fundraising target of £1million.'