Members of staff at Specsavers in Rugeley have shown their support for the Royal Institute of Blind People (RNIB) with a day of fundraising on Tuesday 27 June.
To mark National Sunglasses Day, the store pledged to donate £1 from every sight test carried out during the week to the RNIB as part of a nationwide aim to raise £100,000 for the charity’s life changing eye health services.
Store director Minal Naik said: ‘The RNIB is a fantastic charity that provides a valuable service to thousands of people across the country. As part of Specsavers’ partnership with the RNIB, stores around the UK are organising events to raise funds, and we will be doing our bit with activities big and small throughout the year. Every penny counts.’
Summer eye health
The Rugeley team were also on hand throughout the day to talk to customers about the importance of protecting their eyes during the summer months.
Minal added: ‘We want people to be aware of the importance of protecting their eyes from harmful ultraviolet rays. Throwaway-fashionable sunglasses without the correct CE marks could endanger sight more than not wearing sunglasses at all, as the dark lenses cause pupils to widen and let more light in. Anyone who has concerns about their sunglasses should visit us in store.’
The RNIB helps to make daily life better for people affected by sight loss, by being there when you need them. The charity raises awareness of sight problems, and how to prevent sight loss, as well as campaigning for better services and a more inclusive society.