Bright sparks at Kidderminster Specsavers will be reaching out to customers and local communities in aid of the Guide Dogs Week 2015 ‘Let’s Glow’ campaign to show their support for people living with sight loss.
Local Guide Dog volunteers will bring along their canine companions to meet customers at the store between 11am – 3pm on Wednesday 7 October, while the Specsavers team hopes to raise lots of smiles as well as money by greeting customers in natty neon outfits on Saturday 10 October.
Store director, Timothy Reeves, said: ‘Specsavers has supported Guide Dogs for more than 10 years and we are always overwhelmed by the generous support of our customers. A donation of £5 could support a working guide dog partnership for a day, so every pound we raise will make a real difference. Nationwide, Specsavers has raised a total of £270,000 in the past four years, which has funded 25 guide dog puppies.
‘If you’re passing the store, please pop in, have a go at our prize competitions and help us raise as much money as possible.’
Every donation helps
Lisa Bell, Guide Dogs’ corporate partnerships officer, said: ‘Every hour another person in the UK loses their sight, and the impact is life changing. The Guide Dogs charity is here to make sure that when someone loses their vision they don’t have to lose their freedom as well. This Guide Dogs Week we want to reach even more people to raise awareness and reach our biggest ever Guide Dogs Week fundraising target of £1million. Everyone is invited to join in the ‘Let’s Glow’ fun, meet some amazing people and have a good time!’
Specsavers customers can also get involved in Guide Dogs Week by visiting www.guidedogs.org.uk/letsglow, texting FREEDOM to 70007 to donate £3, or by popping in to the store to pick up a glow in the dark pin badge for £1.
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