An opticians in Flint is embarking on six intensive weeks of fundraising for The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB). Colleagues from the store will be hosting a wide range of activities including bake sales, cinema screenings and a skydive.
Dawn Dale and Julie Gallagher from Specsavers in Flint are taking part in the RNIB’s ‘The Big Jump’ on the 23 September, which will see a team of thirty fundraisers from across the business take to the skies for the jump of a lifetime to celebrate the charity’s 150th anniversary.
Ahead of this, the store has committed to a schedule of exciting fundraising activities for the local community to enjoy as follows:
- 31 August: Quiz night at The Royal Oak pub in Flint
- 1 September: Private screening of the James Bond movie Spectre at the Gaumont Plaza in Flint (tickets available at Specsavers Flint)
- 7—8 September: Instore bake sales at Flint Specsavers
Julie from the store confirmed that her team’s fundraising target is £1,200 and said she is thrilled to be one of just 30 Specsavers employees chosen to take part in The Big Jump:
The sky's the limit
‘The whole team is really motivated to smash our target with our six weeks of fundraising for what is a fantastic cause close to our hearts. Dawn and I will be representing Flint for The Big Jump and hope that our amazing customers and Flint shoppers will lend their support.
‘It will be taking place just before National Eye Health Week (24-30 September) - kicking off a week packed full of fundraising for the RNIB across Specsavers’ stores in the UK.’
Every day in the UK, 250 people start to lose their sight1. Currently, the RNIB can only reach one in three people so the organisation desperately needs more funding so that no one is left to face sight loss on their own.
1. YouGov Survey commissioned by Specsavers and RNIB 23rd June -7th July 2017 of 6,430 UK adults aged 18+