The Pembroke Dock team is thanking local residents for helping raise nearly £100 for a leading UK sight loss charity.

TV inspiration

Inspired by the Great British Bake Off’s return to UK screens, the Specsavers team on Dimond Street organised an in-store bake sale - raising £91 for the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).

The RNIB provides expert eye health information, as well as informed and impartial advice to those affected by sight loss. The charity offers practical and emotional support and gives people with sight loss the confidence to continue living their lives to the full.

Positive impact

Ellie Thomas-Wigley, store director of Specsavers Pembroke Dock, says: ‘It can take a long time to realise you have a problem with your eyesight, and being diagnosed with a sight-loss condition, such as glaucoma, can come as a shock. It’s one of the reasons we are always keen to stress the importance of regular eye tests, at least every two years. They don’t just determine if you need glasses or a stronger prescription, they are important for checking your general eye health.

‘We see first-hand the positive impact the RNIB has on people’s lives, particularly after a shock diagnosis. Our customers regularly tell us about the excellent support they have received after being diagnosed with a sight-loss condition. We’re pleased to be able to make this donation to such an important charity and grateful to all those who contributed to help us do so.’

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