A Guide Dog and its owner paid a local opticians a visit to raise awareness of the Guide Dogs charity.
The store staff also laid on a spread of delicious baked treats and sold Guide Dogs badges to raise vital funds for the charity.
The Specsavers stores in Rayleigh, located at 36 High Street, supported the charity by decorating the store with guide dogs memorabilia and provided customers with delicious treats to raise money for the charity. The store also welcomed a guide dog into store with its owner to raise awareness of the importance of guide dogs and the ways in which they help their owners in their everyday lives.
Store Director, Susan Whitelock, says: ‘We are very proud to support the Guide Dogs charity and we have really enjoyed raising money to help them. Guide dogs are extremely important in serving the blind and visually impaired and in many instances, they help to provide a level of normality in day to day life.
‘Unfortunately we are all guilty of taking our sight for granted from time to time and it is therefore vital that we highlight the work carried out by the charity and to show that we all need to work together to support the charity and the visually impaired community.’