Specsavers in Lymington has raised more than £300 for Gift of Sight, a charity which funds research into the prevention and treatment of blindness.
The store is still encouraging local people to donate to the charity with collection tins in store and are offering minor glasses repairs in return for further donations.
Staff members from the store recently visited the University of Southampton to see the extensive research being carried out by the charity.
Store director David Macro says: ‘I would like to extend my gratitude to our customers for their continued generosity. Our work is not done and we are still keen for people to keep donating.
‘As we’ve seen for ourselves, the amount of work that goes into the research at Southampton University is astounding. We want people to continue to donate money so that they can keep making a difference and help us reach our target of raising £1,000.’
Importance of research
Ailsa Walter, Community Fundraiser at Gift of Sight Appeal, University of Southampton says: ‘We’re very grateful to Specsavers in Lymington for helping us fund our critical research.
‘Illnesses such as Age Related Macular Degeneration, which can reduce vision as a person ages, are costing health services millions of pounds. It’s so important that we continue our research to help people affected by blindness.’
To find out more about Gift of Sight, visit http://www.giftofsight.org.uk/.
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