A local opticians is on a mission to raise funds to open a new special needs school in Birchington, in support of charity Louie’s Helping Hands.

Following the closure of The Royal School for Deaf Children in Margate in 2015, special needs children in the area have been left without a suitable school placement. Staff at Specsavers in Margate is determined to do everything they can to raise vital funds for the Llewellyn School Big Build, a project managed by local charity Louie’s Helping Hands that aims to build a new special needs school in the Margate area.

Plans for future fundraising 

The store is currently selling badges and raising awareness of the cause in store, but they are planning more fundraising activities in the months to come, including raffles, auction of original David Bryant painting and a charity dinner at Margate’s Café Darcy on 20th October.  

A word from the Trainee Despesing Optician 

Max Sullivan, Trainee Dispensing Optician at Specsavers in Margate, is particularly close to the charity and the cause, due to his little cousin, who is disabled. He said: ‘We don’t normally do many fundraising activities instore, but this is really close to everyone’s heart so we felt like we had to do our best to help the charity in every way we can.

‘The closure of The Royal School for Deaf Children had a major impact on families and children in the local area, so we are kindly asking all our customers and fellow residents to keep an eye out for all the fundraising activities we have planned and to contribute with a donation if possible.

‘Any donation, however small, will make an impact on many lives.’

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