Spooky fundraiser set to cast sights overseas
A spook-tacular fundraising weekend is set to take Romford by storm in aid of sight loss charity Vision Aid Overseas (VAO).
On Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 October staff from Specsavers in Romford will swap their uniforms for spooky costumes and transform the store into a haunted world, featuring graveyards to vampire’s lairs - when the store hosts a special Halloween weekend.
The store will also host a bake sale and a competition to win a pair of designer glasses.
There will be an abundance of activities for customers and residents to take part in including face painting, henna designs and a competition to win a pair of designer glasses.
For a bigger cause
The event comes ahead of the store directors Bhavi Mistry and Kevan Green participation in a 10k run for VAO next month.
On Wednesday 22 November, they will be travelling to Ethiopia, (one of the key locations in which the charity operates) to run 10 kilometres alongside 40,000 other runners to raise valuable money to help bring affordable and life changing eye care to some of Africa’s poorest people.
A word from the store director
Store director, Bhavi Mistry, said: ‘Due to the nature of what we do, the team are very passionate about raising funds for VAO. Our job is to keep the community of Romford’s eyesight in check, and the charity does this for those without access to facilities like ours overseas.
'This weekend is a great opportunity to have some fun with all the family and celebrate Halloween as well as donate to a vital cause and check up on your sight too.’
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