An optical family have unveiled a raffle draw for customers to win a host of specs-related prizes while raising funds for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Later this month (26-29 September) Krishna Parmar and her two daughters, Amisha and Jyoti, who run Specsavers stores in Beeston, Ilkeston, Long Eaton and Eastwood, will be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of those who suffer with dementia and their carers.  To help raise additional funds for the charity, the four stores will each be holding a raffle in-store for the chance to win a pair of frames worth £99 complete with single-vision lenses.

Lots of preparation 

The trio have been busy training for the 5,895-metre ascent of the highest mountain in Africa, with Snowdon firmly under their belts and plans to scale the Yorkshire Dales and Three Peaks before they embark on their epic overseas fundraising trek.

'really excited'

‘We’re all really excited about the challenge ahead and are keen to support the Alzheimer’s Society as much as we can in the run-up to the climb,’ commented Krishna.  ‘We decided to hold a raffle to create more awareness of the charity while raising a little more in donations. We’ve been delighted by the level of support that we’ve already received and hope that the prizes on offer will tempt customers and the local community to get involved.’

The Alzheimer’s Society provides information, support, funds research and creates lasting change for people affected by dementia. For more information

To sponsor Krishna, Amisha or Jyoti visit

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