The Maesteg team has raised more than £100 for sight loss charity, the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).

A raffle was held in the Specsavers store where customers bought a ticket for the chance to win a pair of designer single-vision spectacles of their choice, a ten pounds gift card to spend in store, as well as various selections of chocolates, cakes and other homemade culinary delights.

Plenty of choice

The winner could choose any designer spectacles up to the value of £149, choices included Tommy Hilfiger, Diesel, Superdry and many more.

They also offered a glasses cleaning service on a stall outside the store on Talbot Street, where donations to the RNIB collection box were encouraged.

The overall efforts of the store raised £102.82, which will go towards the practical and emotional support the charity offers to those affected by sight loss.

RNIB is the UK’s leading sight loss charity, providing expert eye health information as well as practical, informed and impartial advice so those affected by sight loss don’t feel isolated or vulnerable, and gives them the confidence to lead independent lives.

Community generosity

Simon Morris, director of the Maesteg store, said: ‘As a community-focussed business, it was great to get onto the street and meet passers-by and talk to them when they had their glasses cleaned. The Maesteg community were generous with their donations and their contribution will go towards the support RNIB offer to people affected by sight loss.’

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