Staff at Specsavers opticians in Warrington have raised £238 for Guide Dogs for the Blind during an exciting day of fundraising.

Fundraising in neon

The team dressed in neon after being inspired by the yellow colour of a guide dog harness, while homemade baking was on offer to customers who purchased from the cake sale. All of the cash that was raised during the event, at Specsavers on Sankey Street, will help to transform the lives of local people who are blind or partially sighted.

Geoff Smith, store director at Specsavers in Warrington, said: ‘We’d been planning the fundraiser for weeks so it was great to welcome so many customers into the store, all joining in our mission to help raise much needed funds for this invaluable cause.

‘As opticians, Guide Dogs for the Blind is a cause that is obviously very close to our hearts, and the work they do locally is incredible.’

Invaluable cause

Guide Dogs for the Blind provides mobility and freedom to blind and partially sighted people as well as campaigning for the rights of people with visual impairment, educating the public about eye care and funding eye disease research.

Guide Dogs for the Blind has improved the lives of more than 30,000 blind and partially sighted people in the UK. It costs £50,000 to support a Guide Dog from birth to retirement.

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