Members of staff from Specsavers in Gloucester got behind the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) by raising more than £500 for them during National Eye Health Week.

The store donated £1 to the RNIB for every sight test carried out during the week, supporting the charity’s work in changing the life of those with sight problems.

A word from the store director

Store director Steven Crawford said: ‘We’re so pleased to have raised such a great amount for RNIB during the week. When we set out to donate £1 from every eye test, we didn’t think we could raise £521!

‘National Eye Health Week was also the perfect opportunity to talk with local people about the importance of regular eye tests. Half of all sight loss cases are preventable and with so many living with, or at risk of, sight loss in the UK, we want to make people aware that a simple sight test can be the first step in prevention.’

About the RNIB

The RNIB provides support to people affected by sight loss in the UK. The charity enables those who are blind, partially sighted or losing their sight to stay mobile, remain independent and face the future with confidence through emotional and practical support.

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