Specsavers Corporate Eyecare today announced its latest charity partnership with Guide Dogs. Specsavers has pledged to raise £250,000 for the charity over the next two years and will help highlight the challenges facing many young people with sight loss.
Jayne George, Director of Fundraising for Guide Dogs says: ‘We are delighted to be working with Specsavers again as their charity of the year. At any one time we are supporting around 4,500 guide dog partnerships in the UK; the relationship with Specsavers will help fund our on-going services for people with sight loss, and we really appreciate their support.’
Dame Mary Perkins, co-founder of Specsavers, says: ‘We are delighted to announce that we will be once again working with Guide Dogs, and as part of our ongoing 25 year anniversary celebrations we aim to raise £250,000 to pay for the breeding and training costs of 25 guide dog pups. We hope that through this partnership we can not only help people who suffer from sight loss but also educate young people and children about the importance of eye health and prevent sight loss before it happens.’
Specsavers will be reinstating the success of the Guide Dogs charity partnership of 2006, which raised more than £175,000 via store fundraisers, eye test donations and the launch of boy band, All Eyes, and the release of a charity single, exclusively for Guide Dogs.