To mark International Assistance Dog Week, which takes place 5-11 August, a number of Specsavers stores are taking part in fundraising for Guide Dogs for the Blind.
The awareness week was created to recognise all the devoted, hardworking assistance dogs helping individuals across the UK achieve greater independence, which of course includes, their world-famous guide dogs.
Two million people living with sight loss
Every hour, another person in the UK goes blind. When someone loses their sight, Guide Dogs for the Blind is there to make sure that they don’t lose their freedom as well. There are currently two million people living with sight loss in the UK, of which 30,000 are children and young people.
Local stores getting involved
Look out for fundraising activities taking place at participating Specsavers stores. The following branches will also be giving a donation for each eye test taking place during the awareness week:
- Hemel Hempstead
- Norris Green
- Colwyn Bay
- Great Yarmouth