A pupil from Tormead Girls School has raised over £2,000 for the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).

Baking Fundraising Day

18-year-old Sabrina Gill from Oxshott, Surrey, who is visually impaired, embarked upon her fundraising journey when she decided to organise the first Baking Fundraising Day in partnership with the RNIB.

Mary Berry influence

The initiative took place on Wednesday 5 February and saw individuals, groups and local businesses channel their inner Mary Berry to bake and sell an array of cakes and treats to raise vital funds for the charity.

£1 sight test donations

A number of Specsavers stores in Surrey were delighted to help but rather than bake cakes, the Leatherhead, Epsom, Banstead and Caterham stores donated £1 from every sight test undertaken on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 February, raising a combined total of £200.

Desperately needed funds

Sabrina says: ‘I am thrilled that Specsavers has been able to support my initiative and raise vital funds for RNIB. Sight loss is becoming a major concern in our society and the money raised will help the charity reach more people who desperately need their help.'

Inspirational young lady

Liz Cole, Specsavers Leatherhead store manager continues: ‘Sabrina is a truly inspirational young lady and I was honoured to meet her. Despite the challenges she has faced she has coped admirably and is determined to succeed in everything she does – the bake off being one of them.’

Determined to succeed

Sabrina was born prematurely and suffered from a detached retina soon after her birth causing loss of vision in one eye. She also has to wear glasses to see from the other eye. Sabrina is currently in upper sixth studying three ‘A’ levels to go to university.

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