Northallerton Specsavers has raised more than £1,000 for the charity Myaware, an organisation that aims to raise awareness for the condition myasthenia gravis and to support those who suffer with it.

The team at the store on High Street have hosted a raft of raffles and collection boxes in store to raise the fantastic total for the charity.

Raising funds

The money will go towards helping Myaware fund its support services for those who suffer from the condition, along with raising funds for specialist nurses and advisors, and allowing money to go towards funding research into finding a cure.

Proud of team effort

Ruth Sinclair, store director at Specsavers in Northallerton said: ‘We’re incredibly pleased to be able to support a charity doing such amazing things to support those with myasthenia, it’s such a rare and relatively little is often known about the condition.

‘I’m very proud of the efforts of the team in store, and grateful to our customers for their generosity.’

About myasthenia gravis

Myasthenia gravis is a muscle weakening condition that often shows its first signs in the face, including droopy eyelids, double vision and difficulty making facial expressions, with around one in five people only being affected in the eye area.

Often these first signs are spotted by an optician, so the team at Specsavers in Northallerton urge anyone who thinks they might have cause for concern to head in for a test.

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