Four year old Zach Bannon from Carryduff, pictured with his mum Daniella Diffin, was the winner of the Gruffalo goodie bag at the recent Gruffalo Hunt at Streamvale Farm in association with Specsavers Connswater. As well as the Gruffalo goodies he won free eye tests for his parents and a Streamvale family pass, presented by director of Specsavers Connswater, Lynsey Caldwell (left) and Jenni Coates of Streamvale.

Special trail

Over 400 children took part in the Gruffalo Hunt, spotting the lovable monster and the other animals in the book on a special trail, on the bank holiday on August 31. Opticians from Specsavers Connswater were on hand to offer advice about eye health for all the family. The Gruffalo trail will run until Hallowe’en, at Streamvale with more great prizes available during the week October 26 to 31.

Good vision vital for child’s development

Lynsey Caldwell, Director of Specsavers Connswater, said: ‘Running theGruffalo Hunt with Streamvale has been an excellent opportunity for us to highlight the importance of having regular eye tests to ensure that there are no issues with children’s vision which could affect their early school years. During the first 12 years of our lives up to 80 per cent of everything we learn is taken in through our eyes, so good vision is vital for a child’s development.’

Huge variety of children’s glasses

The NHS covers the cost for children who need glasses and at Specsavers children are also given a second pair from the £64 or £85 ranges for free. Specsavers has a huge variety of children’s glasses to choose from, including the popular Gruffalo range, as well Frozen, Star Wars, Marvel and Moshi Monsters frames. All Specsavers children’s glasses also come with SuperTough lenses as standard. The lenses are more impact resistant than plastic or glass and offer 100 per cent UV protection.

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