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Surbiton opticians raised cash for Down's syndrome

22 October, 2014
The team from Specsavers in Surbiton celebrated their anniversary by raising cash for the Down's Syndrome Association
The team from Specsavers in Surbiton celebrated their anniversary by raising cash for the Down's Syndrome Association

A cuppa and cake day at a Surbiton opticians raised a three figure sum for a Teddington-based Down’s syndrome charity.

On the day

The Surbiton community came together for a special fifth anniversary celebration at Specsavers in Surbiton, and raised £200 for the Down’s Syndrome Association. Visitors on the day were treated to a cup of hot chocolate and cake from the optical team in exchange for a donation to the group.

A word from thes store director

Jay Patel, store director at Specsavers in Surbiton, said: ‘As eyecare specialists, we were keen to use our anniversary celebration to show our support and raise awareness for the Down’s Syndrome Association, which is based locally and supports many people with poor eyesight. People really dug deep on the day and we’re very grateful for that, and indeed for their support these last five years. Here’s to another five!’

A word from the charity

A spokesperson for the Down’s Syndrome Association added: ‘We are delighted that Specsavers in Surbiton has been supporting the Down’s Syndrome Association. People with Down’s syndrome have poorer vision than the general public and 50% of them will have to wear glasses so, having the support of Specsavers will highlight this issue as well as raising vital funds for our services.’

The Down’s Syndrome Association supports people with Down’s syndrome to enable them to live full and rewarding lives. It is the only organisation in the country focusing solely on all aspects of living with the condition.

In honour of the fundraising day at Specsavers in Surbiton, muffins were donated by Greggs. Meanwhile, little ones who stopped by on the day were given their own Specsavers water bottles to take home.

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