Evesham Specsavers offered local residents eye health advice and specs MOTs as they fundraise for the Evesham Talking Newspaper.
As the Tour of Britain was racing through town on 10 September, the opticians took the opportunity to inform local cyclists of the importance of regular eye examinations. Staff from the store set up stalls in the town to deliver advice and offer specs MOTs (cleaning and adjustments) in return for donations. They raised a total of £21.55 for the charity.
‘With the Tour of Britain coming to town, we thought it was an ideal time to remind local people how important regular eye examinations are,’ said CT Wong, store director at Specsavers in Evesham. ‘As the event will encourage more people to get on their bikes, maintaining good vision is an important aspect to staying safe on the roads.’
Evesham Talking Newspaper, the charity Specsavers has chosen to support, was founded in 1981 after The Round Table and Rotary raised funds to purchase recording equipment. A team of dedicated volunteers now records and distributes each edition, which can be a welcome item in a blind person’s life.