The Kirkintilloch store has raised £50 in aid of a course training frontline eye health workers in Malawi to look after the sight of children.
Staff organised a fundraising tombola with lots of fantastic prizes up for grabs to help cover the cost of equipment for students at the Lions Sight First Eye Unit in Blantyre, Malawi.
The store has pledged to support the course for the next three years with a £1,500-per-year sponsorship which helps to cover the running costs of the three-day course as well as providing accommodation for eye care workers and supplying them with their official certification upon completing the course.
Store director, Neil Drain, said: ‘As well as sponsoring the course, we’re committed to raising money to help purchase equipment for student training.
‘I had the chance to be involved with a 10 year Scottish Government-funded LINK partnership between the Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow, and the Lions Sight First Eye Unit.
‘During the project I visited the eye unit on seven occasions with a multidisciplinary team of NHS eye care professionals to help train mid-level eye workers - optometrists and ophthalmic clinical officers - from all over Malawi in children’s ophthalmology.
‘I’ve seen first-hand the difference the project has made and I’m looking forward to continuing to support the unit with the help of staff and generous donations from customers.’