The Specsavers Tring team are taking on the Guide Dogs ‘Walk your socks off’ challenge next week, to raise much-needed funds to support people living with sight loss.

 

What is ‘Walk your socks off’?

 

The event, sponsored by Specsavers, will see participants from all over the country set themselves the goal of walking 100,000 steps between 24 – 30th May.

 

Where do the funds go?

 

According to Guide Dogs:

  • £292 could feed a guide dog for a year.
  • £90 could pay for a one-to-one support session to ensure a young child learns vital life skills to help them progress throughout childhood.
  • £13 could buy a child’s cane to help them move around freely.
  • £7 could buy a collar for a working guide dog.

What are Specsavers Tring doing?

 

The Specsavers Tring team is going one step further by donating £1 for every sight test undertaken during the week starting 24 May, towards the charity.

 

A word from the store director

 

‘We are aiming to raise £500 in total from the walk – which is 5p per step!’, says Specsavers store partner Bindi Shah.

 

‘In addition, we hope the £1 donation per eye test might be an incentive for the local community to come in for their regular sight test and help out a worthy cause at the same time. Just £95 could buy a training school kit for one guide dog trainer who will teach pups the special skills they need as a fully qualified guide dog.’

 

If you would like to donate to the Specsavers Tring team’s efforts, please visit their Just Giving Page at

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Bindi-Shah1?utm_source=whatsapp

 

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