Locals in Burton are being asked to come down to the Specsavers store in the High Street on Saturday 16 June to have a go on a tombola for a great cause. The team are supporting their optical assistant, Daniel James, who will be going on a trip to Uganda in the summer to teach at a school there.

Daniel will be part of a group travelling to the African country to teach the children, dig a well to provide fresh water and also help to cultivate the land so that the locals can farm more effectively.

Specsavers store director, Linda Joyce commented: ‘We are so proud of what Daniel is doing and want to help him as much as we can. We would encourage anyone passing by to stop and have a go on the tombola. It’s a bit of fun, doesn’t cost much, but will help to make a huge difference to the children of the school in Uganda.’

The trip is on 19 July and is being organised by Daniel’s college. As well as helping to teach the children, the visit will serve to improve the facilities at the school and village, helping them to become more self sufficient and improve their future opportunities. The group will take with them clothes, shoes and classroom supplies that have already been donated. Any financial donations will be gratefully accepted.

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