Specsavers Opera Lane is thrilled to have raised over €750 throughout June in aid of the well-deserving charity, Sightsavers.
Bright for Sight
Last month, the store hosted a yellow-themed fundraising day in aid of Bright for Sight – a Sightsavers initiative dedicated to raising awareness of avoidable blindness in developing countries. The staff hosted a fundraising bake sale, while dressed in bright, yellow clothing, a colour that stands out to most people living with a visual impairment, to raise awareness about Sightsavers' important work.
Continuing in their support of the charity, the store hosted a ‘Beach Day’ to celebrate National Sunglasses Day on Thursday, 27 June. The aim of the day was to raise awareness of eye health and the importance of UV protection, all the while encouraging customers to take part in a fun game for the chance to win a pair of designer sunglasses. All funds raised on the day were donated to Sightsavers.
Speaking about the store’s fundraising activity, store director John 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. The team was thrilled to have raised more than €750 for Sightsavers, which is such a worthy cause. We would like to extend a big “thank you” to all customers for their generosity and support.’
Sightsavers is a charity that works to eliminate avoidable blindness and promote the rights of people with disabilities in more than 30 countries worldwide, focusing on Africa and Asia. With the help of charity fundraisers, such as Bright for Sight at Specsavers Opera Lane recently, eye conditions including trachoma, cataracts, glaucoma, river blindness and refractive errors can be treated in poverty-stricken communities.