Harlow opticians and audiologists Specsavers in Harlow donated over £750 to local children’s hospice Haven House this week.

The sight and hearing experts raised the money throughout 2018 with a selection of events, including a tombola, cake sale, coffee morning, dress-down day for staff and a World Cup sweepstake.

Fantastic work for children

Store director of Specsavers in Harlow, Sarah Flowers says: ‘Havens Hospice does such fantastic work for children and young people in our community and across the whole of Essex. We wanted to support them as much as we could, which is why we made them our 2018 charity.

50 percent of sight loss is avoidable

‘This year we are beginning a partnership with the eye department of Princess Alexandra Hospital, to raise money for the organisation, and help to raise awareness of the importance of eye health. Research by Specsavers and the RNIB shows that 50 percent of sight loss is avoidable* with regular testing and early detection of issues. We hope that this partnership will help to remedy that.’

Haven House has supported over 900 families, looking after children and young people aged from birth to 19 years old who have life-limiting or life-threatening conditions. 

Residential and community services extend across North and North East London, West Essex and East Hertfordshire, including respite and end-of-life care. 

*RNIB and Specsavers research – State of the Nation 2017

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