East Kilbride bakes up a storm in support of RNIB The opticians in East Kilbride raised almost £225 for Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).

Charity partnership

The charity’s partnership with Specsavers saw the opticians in East Kilbride Shopping Centre host a bake sale to fundraise for the charity during a fun day to mark the launch of the new Cath Kidston frames.

Customers were also invited to bolster the charity total by making a donation in return for specs repairs during the day, which also aimed to help raise awareness of the importance of regular eye tests in preventing people from needlessly losing their sight.

Helping people with visual impairment

Campbell Chalmers, director of RNIB Scotland, said: ‘We'd like to thank staff in Specsavers stores throughout the country for the generous support they've given to us.

‘This gives a very welcome boost to our work in helping people with visual impairment, and our work to combat preventable sight loss, not least by urging people to have regular eye examinations at their local optometrist. We are looking forward to working together with Specsavers in the future.’

Shirley-Ann Kennedy, store director, was delighted to donate the sum to RNIB and said: ‘Our staff donned their aprons to bake some delicious treats in aid of RNIB.

‘The tasty cakes went down a treat with customers – we’d like to thank them for their support. It is a pleasure to support the charity and join forces with it to encourage as many people as possible in the town to have regular eye tests.’

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