Opticians supporting local unit
Staff from the Exmouth store have undertaken a fundraising push for the Exeter Kidney Unit during October.
Exeter Kidney Unit
Throughout the week of fundraising, collected money for the Exeter Kidney Unit with a table top sale, cakes and glasses repairs in return for donations. The store also held a raffle offering customers the chance to win a designer pair of glasses, with UltraClear coating on the lenses. The store organised the fundraising event to support Tina Ketteridge- Allen who has trained Specsavers staff across Devon and Cornwall and is having Kidney Dialysis treatment three times a week at the unit.
Ria Heskins, store director at Specsavers Exmouth, says: ‘As a store we love fundraising for good causes, but this is one is extra special and very close to our heart. Tina has made a big impact on staff across the region and we wanted to do something to help.
We are thrilled to have raised £194 for the cause and hope that this raises awareness for the unit and the support available.’
Tina Ketteridge - Allen
Tina Ketteridge-Allen, training and development manager from Specsavers, says: ‘I am so grateful to the Exmouth store for supporting the Kidney Unit, it is something that has become part of my life at the moment and it means a lot that the staff want to support that. The staff and facilities at the unit are second to none and I’m grateful to be in such good care.’
The Kidney Unit
The Kidney Unit at the Royal Devon & Exeter Foundation Trust provides renal services for a population of around 900,000 across Exeter, North Devon, East Devon, Torbay and much of Somerset. As a close-knit multi-disciplinary team they aim to provide holistic, evidence-based care and information to renal patients and their families.