To mark National Eye Health Week (18-24 September), a Kilmarnock opticians is raising awareness and vital funds for Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).

Charity fundraising

Specsavers Kilmarnock is hosting a ‘guess the number of sweets in the jar’ competition from now until the end of the awareness week with funds from every £1 guess going straight to the charity.

Recent YouGov data, commissioned by Specsavers and RNIB, found that people in the UK are not taking their eye health as seriously as they should – despite regular eye tests being able to potentially detect signs of major health conditions including brain tumours, heart disease, strokes and diabetes.

Staff at Specsavers Kilmarnock hope to raise awareness of RNIB and the importance of regular eye checks while raising funds for the charity this month.

Proud to support RNIB

Myra Smith, store director at Specsavers Kilmarnock, says: ‘We are proud to support RNIB and National Eye Health Week. Our eyes are so important but many people neglect their eye health when they should have a sight test every two years.

‘We hope the local community will help us raise a great sum for RNIB by making a small donation in store.’

Everyone who visits the King Street opticians over the next couple weeks can make a guess as to how many sweets are in the jar in support of RNIB. The winner will be announced at the end of September and will be the lucky recipient of the jam-packed sweetie jar.

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