Specsavers in Southsea upped its fundraising stakes in May, to raise vital funds for the Portsmouth Association for the Blind.

Staff hosted a day of fundraising on Thursday 22 May, including a cake sale and brail training. The day was attended by a charity volunteer who gave customers demonstrations on how to use brail and information about the important work they do.

Colin Jenkins, store director said: ‘Portsmouth Association of the Blind is a fantastic local charity, and our staff were all very excited to get involved. Our fundraising day was a great opportunity for us to raise money and increase awareness of local people who are blind or partially sighted.

‘Our bake sale and brail tutorials helped encourage some very generous donations through the month of May. Thank you to all of the customers who came into the store to join in with our fundraising.’

Formed in 1926

The Portsmouth Association for the Blind was formed in 1926 to support blind and partially sighted people living in the Portsmouth area through social clubs, organised day trips and travel assistance. The charity also provides local people it supports with a home visiting service, hospital information and technology training.

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