Wearing dots to raise lots
Members of staff from Specsavers in Marlborough raised almost £100 for Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB). The fundraising day took place to coincide with National Eye Health Week (18 – 24 September).
The team wore spotted clothing as part of the national ‘wear dots to raise lots’ campaign. There was a cake sale in store with treats decorated with dots and also spotty balloons and bunting.
Outside members of the team ran an MOT cleaning station called ‘speckless specs,’ where they offered to clean and adjust people’s glasses for a charitable donation.
Supporting National Eye Health Week
Store director Rachael King said: ‘When it comes to fundraising days we make great efforts to take part and always try to raise as much as we can.
‘Working with RNIB to support people with sight loss was a great way to celebrate National Eye Health Week and we were keen to raise awareness about the struggles of sight loss.’
RNIB’s ‘wear dots to raise lots’ campaign aims to raise awareness and highlight the impact of braille. The unique system uses raised dots that form patterns and can be read by touch.