The team at Specsavers Rushden raised more than £290 for a national sight loss charity as part of National Eye Health Week (19-25 September).
Members of staff urged their local community to focus on eye health, with £1 being donated to the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) for every sight test carried out throughout the week. The store also offered a glasses cleaning and adjustment service in exchange for additional donations.
Raising funds & awareness
‘National Eye Health Week was a great opportunity for people in the local area to come together and raise vital funds for an important cause, as well as raise awareness of the benefits of regular sight tests,’ commented store director, Andrew Darby.
‘Sight tests are an essential part of overall health and with half of all sight loss cases preventable, we want to encourage people in the area to take action. We are delighted to have raised £298 for the RNIB and would like to thank everyone who was involved during the week.’
The RNIB provides support to people affected by sight loss in the UK. The charity enables those who are blind, partially sighted or losing their sight to stay mobile, remain independent and face the future with confidence through emotional and practical support. For more information, go to: www.rnib.org.uk/.