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Specsavers is raising more cash for local charity

Specsavers is raising more cash for local charity

Thursday 01 March 2018

Specsavers is raising more cash for local charity


Specsavers Market Street branch is holding a month of fundraising for the Guernsey Macular Society support group, by donating £1 from every eye test carried out during March.

It is aiming to raise at least £1,000 for the charity, which supports people with macular conditions, including age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Store director Sarah Burchett said: "This is the third year we have supported the society after raising £1,200 last year. Macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in Britain and there are around 1,000 people who suffer from the condition in Guernsey."

There is currently no cure for the disease, which causes sufferers to lose their central vision. The Guernsey Macular Society support group helps people with the condition by organising talks and social events to give them the opportunity to meet with fellow sufferers.

Founders of the Guernsey Macular Society support group, Tilly Fisken and Bill Gardiner, said: "The support we have received from Sarah, her team and the customers that use Specsavers during March is unquantifiable. To know that our Guernsey group can go ahead with organising special occasions and bringing over a speaker from the UK gives us such a boost. We have many people who regularly enjoy our monthly meetings. Thank you to each and every one of you."

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