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Rushden fundraise for RNIB during National Eye Health Week

20 September, 2016
Collecting donations

Members of staff at Specsavers Rushden will be supporting the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) during National Eye Health Week (19-25 September), raising vital funds and awareness for the sight loss charity. 

£1 from every sight test

Store staff will be encouraging customers and passers-by to think about their eye health throughout the week, with £1 being donated to the RNIB for every sight test carried out during the event. The store will also be offering specs MOTs (cleaning and adjustments) in exchange for a contribution towards the charity. 

Store director Andrew Darby said: ‘It’s astonishing that so many people are needlessly living with or at risk of sight loss in the UK today. Half of all sight loss cases are preventable – and a simple eye test can be the first step in prevention.

‘Our mission together with RNIB is to transform the nation’s eye health through education, awareness and action; we want to reverse these worrying eye health trends that are putting unnecessary pressure on the health service and placing a massive burden on the public purse.’

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