Specsavers in Burnham-on-Sea kicked off its fundraising for The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) by supporting National Sunglasses Day on Tuesday 27 June.

The store donated £1 to the RNIB for every sight test carried out on the day. All the money raised will go towards a nationwide aim of raising £100,000 for RNIB’s life changing eye health advice services.

This activity comes ahead of store director Rama Venkat’s head shave which will take place on Thursday 21 September as part of National Eye Health Week. He is hoping to raise £500 for the RNIB and customers can donate online or by popping into the store.

‘As the big day gets closer, I’m getting a little more nervous,’ said Rama. ‘It was great to be able to start our fundraising as part of National Sunglasses Day and hopefully we can now build on this. Every donation counts, no matter how small, so if you can spare some money, it would be hugely appreciated.’

To help boost the fundraising total even further, the store is also selling RNIB branded bags for life as well as badges and trolley coins.

The RNIB helps to make daily life better for people affected by sight loss, by being there when you need them. The charity raises awareness of sight problems, and how to prevent sight loss, as well as campaigning for better services and a more inclusive society.

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