To celebrate National Eye Health Week, which ran from Monday 24th – Sunday 30th this year, the Sidcup team donned their 40s and 50s finest, for a fundraising tea party in-store.
About National Eye Health Week
National Eye Health Week is a yearly awareness campaign to promote the importance of eye health and the need for regular sight tests for all.
This year, the focus was on Britain’s ageing population and the number of 65s still working.
Official figures from the RNIB show that there are 6234 Brits over the age of 65 working in Bexley, with many more expected to be in employment by 2030, as people continue to live longer and healthier lives.
There are also already 7,390 people living with sight loss conditions in the area and figures show this is a number which is expected to climb.
National Eye Health Week at Sidcup
To raise awareness of the importance of eye health, and raise funds for the RNIB, the Sidcup team held a 1940s style tea party, and a 1950s dress up day. Staff members dressed in vintage attire for the tea party and took donations in a charity tin in exchange for home-made delicious cakes.
A word from the director
Ebahi Demi-Ejegi, store director at Sidcup said says:
‘The figures the RNIB released for National Eye Health Week are scary, but the good thing is, many age-related sight conditions are preventable. We are really encouraging as many people as possible to prioritise their eye health and I hope this fundraiser brought some more attention to the cause!’