Cirencester Specsavers has raised more than £200 in support of the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) as part of National Eye Health Week (19-25 September).
Specsavers, at 30, Cricklade Street, Cirencester, hosted a cake sale on Friday (23 September) and a fancy dress day on Saturday (24 September). The proceeds from the weekend totalled £206, with all funds being donated to the RNIB.
Stuart Anglin, Specsavers Cirencester store director, said: ‘It was lovely to see so many Cirencester locals make their way to the store to donate to the cause. It was a great weekend for everyone involved and we are delighted to have fundraised more than £200 for the RNIB.
‘As well as fundraising for the RNIB, we are raising awareness of the importance of eye health. Half of all cases of sight loss could have been prevented – and a simple eye test can be the first step in detecting and treating conditions before it is too late. We ask all our customers to pop in-store and have a sight test every two years. National Eye Health week is a great way to raise awareness and we hope we have played our part in educating others on the importance of eye health in Cirencester.’