Specsavers staff at Spytty Road, Newport have raised £50 to show their support for the hundreds of people living with sight loss in the local community this Guide Dogs Week (3-11 October).

Decorated the store

The charity’s annual awareness and fundraising week took the theme of ‘Let’s Glow’, and saw staff at Specsavers in Spytty Road dressing in brightly coloured clothing.

Staff also hosted a cupcake sale and decorated the store with bright yellow Guide Dog bunting and balloons.

‘A proud supporter’

Jason Williams, store director of Specsavers in Newport Spytty Road, said: ‘Specsavers has been a proud supporter of Guide Dogs for more than 10 years. Thanks to the generosity of our customers we have raised a nationwide total of £270,000 in the past four years, which has funded 25 guide dog puppies.

‘We’d like to thank all our customers for their donations again this year, we’re delighted to have got involved and raised money for such a fantastic cause.’

Lisa Bell, Guide Dogs’ corporate partnerships officer, said: ‘Every hour another person in the UK loses their sight, and the impact is life changing. The Guide Dogs charity is here to make sure that when someone loses their vision they don’t have to lose their freedom as well.’

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