Staff at Specsavers Musselburgh are raising vital funds throughout September in support of the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) ahead of National Eye Health Week (24-30 September 2018).
They kicked-off fundraising month with a pink bake sale, selling sweet treats and home bakes, raising £300.
The store is committed to raising awareness of RNIB and have a calendar of activities planned throughout September, including a raffle for one lucky person to win a pair of designer frames.
Calendar of activities
On the 17 September, the store will host a vintage style tea party with hot beverages, cakes and old-fashioned sweets, followed by a sponsored leg wax day on Friday 21 September, where male staff members have volunteered to have their legs waxed to help raise funds for the charity.
The fundraising is part of a wider pledge by Specsavers across the UK, to collectively raise significant funds to assist RNIB’s vital work.
A word from the store director
Diana Kelly, store director, said: ‘We work closely with the RNIB each year and are very proud to be involved in fundraising again.
‘It’s astonishing that so many people are needlessly living with or at risk of sight loss in the UK today. Half of all sight loss cases are preventable – and a simple eye test can be the first step in prevention.’
All staff at Specsavers Musselburgh store are fully trained RNIB Ambassadors, who have undergone eye health training to complement the optometrist’s skills, ensuring whoever a customer first sees in-store is sympathetic to their eye health needs.