SPECSAVERS Newbridge raised over €260 throughout June in aid of the well-deserving charity, Sightsavers.
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 at Specsavers Newbridge hosted a fundraising bake sale and a raffle, 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.
Speaking about the store’s fundraising activity, store director at Specsavers Newbridge, Aengus Morrin, said: “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 at Newbridge were delighted to have raised more than €260 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 Newbridge recently, eye conditions including trachoma, cataracts, glaucoma, river blindness and refractive errors can be treated in poverty-stricken communities.