Specsavers in Bognor Regis paid a flying visit to the annual International Bognor Birdman competition to support the local community and raise awareness of its eyecare services.

Human-powered flying machines

The opticians’ leafleters, Alex and Mandy, were on hand at the fun event on 12 and 13 August, which saw human-powered flying machines compete to fly the furthest distance from Bognor Regis pier to win cash prizes and trophies.

The pair pitched up at the event in Specsavers Bognor Regis’ promotional car and entertained the crowds by giving away more than 1,500 Specsavers-branded beach balls over the weekend.

They also kept visitors hydrated by handing out more than 1,000 bottles of water featuring messages about National Eye Health Week. The store will be giving its full support to the campaign taking place between 18 and 24 September, which will raise awareness of eye health and promote the importance of having regular sight tests.

Bognor Birdman

Jonathan West, store director at Specsavers Bognor Regis, says: ‘Bognor Birdman always attracts a lot of attention to the area and we were glad to do our part by supporting the event and the community.

‘We had a great turnout of people over the weekend and Alex and Mandy did a brilliant job representing the business and letting people know about the professional eye and hearing services we offer.’

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