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Cupcakes for Vision Aid Overseas

25 September, 2015

The team at a Specsavers Sleaford will swap their specs for aprons on Thursday 17 September as they host a cake sale in aid of Vision Aid Overseas.

Visitors to the store will be able to enjoy a sweet treat as the team serves up an array of delectable delights throughout the day. Marking National Cupcake Week, the cake sale is part of the store’s ongoing support of VAO, which will see store director, James Coleman, take part in the Great Ethiopian Run in November.

‘We all like to indulge every now and again, and National Cupcake Week is the perfect excuse to enjoy some cake and raise money for a very worthy cause,’ said James Coleman, store director at Specsavers in Sleaford. ‘Vision Aid Overseas does some fantastic work to help people in some of the poorest parts of Africa access eyecare, so we’re very proud to be supporting them.’

The store is also running a raffle throughout September, October and November, giving one customer each month the chance to win back the price of their specs. For a recommended donation of £1 to VAO, customers can enter the raffle when they purchase a new pair of glasses in store.

Founded in 1985, Vision Aid Overseas is an international charity dedicated to fighting poverty by transforming access to eyecare in developing countries. With around 10% of the world’s population disadvantaged by poor vision, VAO works to establish Vision Centres and train healthcare workers, improving people’s access to eyecare.

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