Vital funds raised for sight loss charity
The team at Specsavers in Shipley has recently raised over £155 for the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).
Every pound counts
The Specsavers store donated £1 for every sight test that was carried out during National Eye Health Week and these funds will go towards helping make daily life better for people affected by sight loss.
‘We’re really pleased with how much we’ve raised,’ said store director Bhrat Phakey. ‘The team here is always looking for different ways to fundraise and help good causes. RNIB is a great charity that provides fundamental support for people who are blind or partially sighted. As an opticians we know first-hand how much they do, so we would like to thank our patients for getting behind us and backing such a worthy cause.’
The RNIB was first established in 1868 by partially blind founder Dr Armitage. With their first meeting involving just four people, RNIB has gone on to grow and develop over the years to become one of the leading sight loss charities. As well as campaigning on a range of issues that affect the blind and partially sighted, they support others through a range of products and services, offer training and education, and offer emotional and practical support through their Helpline and Emotional Support Service.