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Store teams up with Sound Seekers

28 November, 2016
Specsavers Naas and Newbridge stores are proud to announce that over the coming weeks, both stores will be fundraising in aid of
Specsavers Naas and Newbridge stores are proud to announce that over the coming weeks, both stores will be fundraising in aid of the charity Sound Seekers

Specsavers Naas and Newbridge stores are proud to announce that over the coming weeks, both stores will be fundraising in aid of the charity Sound Seekers. Fundraising activities will run until Monday, 5 December, with the store aiming to raise €500 in aid of this worthwhile cause.

Donate your old specs

This is the first time both stores will be working with Sound Seekers, an international development charity that helps deaf and hearing impaired people in some of the poorest communities in the world.

The teams at Specsavers Naas and Newbridge are urging locals to donate their old, unwanted hearing aids, as a means of helping to improve the hearing health of those less fortunate. Old hearing aids that are donated by customers will be refurbished and used to help patients in Africa. The store is aiming to collect 20 pairs of hearing aids during this time so they can be sent to those less privileged before Christmas. Throughout the fundraising drive, both stores will be donating the sales of hearing and optical accessories to Sound Seekers, together with donations raised from repairs.

Vital funds

With the help of vital funds, Sound Seekers can continue to reach isolated communities in Africa where hearing loss is more prevalent. Hearing loss has a much greater impact on lives in the developing world, affecting children’s ability to stay in school, as well as impacting an adult’s likelihood of securing employment.

Audiologist at Specsavers Naas and Newbridge, Carol O’Neill commented: ‘In Ireland, we have access to excellent hear care but most people in Africa are not as lucky, making it vital that we do all we can to improve their hearing health services.’

In an effort to support Sound Seekers, both Specsavers Naas and Newbridge are holding a raffle in store, with a hamper comprising designer frames and other goodies, worth €200, up for grabs. Simply pop in store to purchase a raffle ticket for just €2 with all proceeds going directly to Sound Seekers.

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