Walk in the park saves sight of millions
25 April, 2014
Adela Garcia and Janki Barai from Specsavers Didcot at Blenheim Palace for Sightsavers charity walk
Specsavers has raised more than £200 for national charity Sightsavers by taking part in a sponsored walk around the gardens of Blenheim Palace.
The event, which took place on Sunday 13 April, took participants through stunning parkland and various water features, over the famous Grand Bridge and past an array of Spring flora.
Staff members, Adela Garcia, dispensing optician, and Janki Barai, optometrist, welcomed family and friends along to raise money for the charity, while a collection box was set up in store for customers who wanted to show their support.
Ruksana Bi, store director, says: 'Each year the walk around Blenheim Palace raises so much money to help prevent blindness in developing countries, but there is still so much to do. By taking part we hope we have shown our support as a local business and help raise awareness of this wonderful charity.'
Sightsavers is a registered UK charity that works in more than 30 developing countries to prevent blindness, restore sight and advocate for social inclusion and equal rights for people who are blind and visually impaired. In the six decades since its foundation, Sightsavers has treated over 206.8 million people for blinding and potentially blinding conditions.