An opticians in Galashiels is hosting a bake sale to kick off National Eye Health Week (19-25 September), raising vital funds in support of Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).
A new partnership will not only see Specsavers in Galashiels raising money for the charity, but will focus on increasing awareness of the importance of regular eye tests in preventing people from needlessly losing their sight.
Store staff and RNIB volunteers will be collecting donations in-store on 24 September with a bake sale and raffle to win a pair of designer glasses worth £125.
Specsavers stores across the country will be engaging in a multitude of fundraising activities throughout the week, activities include colourful and fun seasonal events, sponsored challenges and providing collection tins in-store.
A word from the store director
Stuart Forrester, store director, said: ‘It’s astonishing that so many people are needlessly living with or at risk of sight loss in the UK today. Half of all sight loss cases are preventable – and a simple eye test can be the first step in prevention.
‘Our mission together with RNIB is to transform the nation’s eye health through education, awareness and action; we want to reverse these worrying eye health trends that are putting unnecessary pressure on the health service and placing a massive burden on the public purse.’