Published 16 November 2016
Staff and volunteers at Sight Support Derbyshire dress in bright colours
Fundraisers dared to glare for Dress Bright for Sight, held by Sight Support Derbyshire as part of National Eye Health Week.
A toddler group, opticians, students at the Ryecafe and Sight Support Derbyshire’s own staff wore bright colours for a day to raise money towards the charity’s services, which provide practical, emotional and social support to local blind and visually impaired people.
Sight Support Derbyshire provided information on good eye health, encouraging participants to have regular eye tests and take other steps to look after their eyes, such as wearing sunglasses in bright sunshine and eating well.
Lynda Raven, Sight Support Derbyshire’s Fundraising Manager, said: “It was a fun way of drawing attention to the importance of looking after your eyes, and the great thing was that we raised over £550 along the way.”
Derby toddler group Chester Green Chums dressed up for the event, together with staff at Sight Support Derbyshire’s Derby office who raised money with a cake sale at their office building in Litchurch Lane.
Mark Davis Opticians in Spondon, and all three of Oakwood Eyecare’s branches in Oakwood, Alvaston and Kimberley joined in too, taking the opportunity to keep customers informed about good eye health.
David Nieper in Alfreton made a generous donation and students at the Ryecafe dressed in bright colours and cooked healthy food containing eye-health-boosting ingredients for their customers.
Dress Bright For Sight 2016 Gallery
Staff at Oakwood Eyecare
CJ Jones, Cathy Bird and Lyndsey Roe at Mark Davis Opticians
Raising money at Chester Green Chums toddler group
Members of Sight Support Derbyshire’s youth group dress bright for a canal boat trip
Learners at the Ryecafe
Healthy food to boost eye health on sale at the Ryecafe