Specsavers in Southsea gave a warm welcome to a group of very special guests last month in aid of charity group Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline.
The store was visited by 12 children from Ukraine who have been affected by the fallout from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. The youngsters spent the day having their eyes tested by optometrist Esther Tan, while those who needed new glasses also received a free pair of specs courtesy of the business.
The group also took part in a number of fun activities and had the chance to try on comedy ‘waving hand’ glasses supplied to Specsavers stores for Comic Relief.
Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline supports families still suffering from the Chernobyl explosion in 1986. Their work includes bringing child victims to the UK for recuperative breaks and providing them with healthcare on their return.
Julia Moulton, store director at Specsavers Southsea, says: ‘We have been supporting children affected by the Chernobyl disaster for the last four years and we’re always delighted to have them in Southsea.
‘We offer them the best possible eye care while also helping them to have a bit of fun during their stay, and it’s great to see the smiles on their faces.’