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02 January, 2015
Specsavers Reigate fundraising for Brooklands School
Specsavers Reigate staff fundraising for Brooklands School

Specsavers in Reigate rounded off a year of fundraising for Brooklands SLD School by donating a large volume of high-visibility vests.

The store took part in activities over the year in a bid to help the special needs school. 

The staff members most recently donated high-visibility jackets to the pupils in a bid to raise awareness of road safety and highlight the importance of eye health.

A continuous effort for Brooklands

Specsavers Reigate store director, Aashish Shah, said: ‘We think it’s wonderful to raise money for such a worthy cause as Brooklands School and we will endeavour to continue supporting them in any way we can in 2015.

‘The school needs specialist equipment which is often very costly and as a part of the community we like to do our bit to help them in any way possible.

‘We feel as a team that it’s very important to continue the fundraising activity in 2015 to support the wonderful school.’

Vital equipment

Brooklands School is a community day school for children aged 2½ to 11 with severe, profound or multiple learning difficulties, as well as physical disabilities.

Most of the children require regular support with one-to-one care including physiotherapy, occupational and speech and language therapies.

A caring mum

Mandy Haysom, a mother of one of the Brooklands School pupils, said: ‘The Reigate store has been amazing - they have chosen to fundraise for our charity Friends of Brooklands School (FOBS) as well as do their bit in other ways, such as their donation of high-visibility vests.’

‘The money raised over 2014 has helped us buy some of the very expensive and specialist equipment that the children need, that is not funded by the Local Education Authority (LEA).

‘We are currently fundraising for an eye gaze, which is £12,000, and the stores recent Christmas fundraising efforts will be put towards this. We very much look forward to continuing the relationship in 2015.’

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