Romford Specsavers hosted a Halloween fundraising weekend, bringing their total raised for sight charity Vision Aid Overseas (VAO) to £3,200.

Spooky transformation

Last weekend, the store was transformed into a Halloween lair with staff in spooky costumes. Funds were raised through donations and prize draws to win designer glasses and other spook-tacular prizes. 

The event raised funds for store directors, Bhavi Mistry and Kevan Green, who are participating in a 10k run in Ethiopia, one of the areas supported by the charity. 

Kevan and Bhavi are joining over 35,000 other runners and hope to raise the remaining funds through sponsorship. The fundraising target will pay for one week of training for 28 eyecare nurses or 1,040 eye tests and glasses, to enable people living in poverty to access affordable glasses and eyecare.  

A word from the store director

Store director, Bhavi Mistry, said: ‘Kevan and I were spurred on to take part in the 10k run by the amazing work that VAO does in Ethiopia. It’s quite a daunting challenge that we’re facing but if it helps improve eyecare in the country then we will have achieved a huge amount.

‘Thank you to everyone who has donated so far. We hope to raise even more funds to support VAO in Ethiopia so please visit us in store if you would like to donate.’

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