Members of staff at Specsavers in Telford have raised more than £200 for the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) as part of National Eye Health Week (19-25 September).
The team urged local residents to focus on eye health during the week and hosted a range of activities in store, including a ‘deal or no deal’ game, ‘guess the number of sweets in the jar’ and a cake sale in exchange for donations to the charity.
The importance of eye tests
‘National Eye Health Week was a great opportunity for our local community to come together and raise vital funds for a great cause, as well as make people aware of the benefits of regular sight tests,’ commented store director, Rizwan Makda. ‘We want our customers to know about the importance of these tests in preventing them from needlessly losing their sight.’
The RNIB provides support to people affected by sight loss in the UK. The charity enables those who are blind, partially sighted or losing their sight to stay mobile, stay independent and face the future with confidence through emotional and practical support. For more information, go to: www.rnib.org.uk/.
Fellow store director, Vinay Najran, added: ‘Through our partnership with the RNIB, our aim is change the way people think about their eyes. Sight tests are an essential part of overall health and with half of all sight loss cases preventable, we want to encourage people in the area to take action. We are delighted to have raised £200 for the RNIB and would like to thank everyone who was involved during the week.’