The Porthcawl team thank local residents for donating £120 to the sight loss charity, the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).

Welsh rugby connections

Staff at the John Street store encouraged customers to donate £1 towards a charity raffle with the chance of winning a signed Welsh rugby shirt. The shirt came courtesy of Megan Cosgrove, an optometrist at the Specsavers store, who is the girlfriend of Wales international rugby player and Dragons’ fullback, Hallam Amos, who has also represented Wales’ Rugby Sevens team in the Commonwealth Games.

A generous community

Specsavers Porthcawl store director, Claire Edwards, says: ‘According to the RNIB, one in five people in the UK will live with sight loss in their lifetime, which is a shockingly high figure reinforcing the importance of having regular eye tests and managing eye conditions.

‘Through our work in the Porthcawl community, we have seen first-hand how invaluable the emotional and practical support provided by the RNIB is to those who have been diagnosed with a sight loss condition, therefore, we were more than happy to raise money for the charity.

‘With thanks to the generosity of the Porthcawl community, Hallam Amos and the efforts of the Porthcawl team, we were able to contribute funds to a vital cause that ensures those with a sight loss condition can live as independently as possible.’

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