This Friday 21 June, will see the team at Specsavers Opera Lane host a yellow-themed fundraiser in aid of Bright for Sight – a Sightsavers initiative dedicated to raising awareness of avoidable blindness in developing countries.
Sightsavers is a charity that works to eliminate avoidable blindness and promote the rights of people with disabilities. With the help of charity fundraisers, such as Bright for Sight at the store this Friday, eye conditions including trachoma, cataracts, glaucoma, river blindness and refractive errors can be treated in poverty-stricken communities.
Yellow is a colour that stands out to most people living with a visual impairment and so, Specsavers employees in Opera Lane will leave their uniforms at home this Friday and don bright, yellow clothing to raise awareness about Sightsavers' important work. The team is hoping that locals will pop by to check out their baking skills, with the team holding a fundraising cake sale in-store, with delicious goodies for all who donate.
Store director, Claire Morrin says: ‘In Ireland, we have access to excellent eyecare but many people, both children and adults, are not as lucky in developing countries, making it vital that we do all we can to improve their eye health services in any way we can. Sightsavers reached out to us at the beginning of the summer and asked us to participate in their Bright for Sight event, something that we were more than delighted to do! Sightsavers do incredibly important work and we are honoured to be able to contribute to their mission and raise awareness of their work in such a fun and interactive way.’
To support this great cause, pop by Specsavers Opera Lane this Friday, 21 June.