Published 11 November 2015
Chester Green Chums toddler group joined in with Dress Bright For Sight
Fundraisers of all ages ditched the drab for Sight Support Derbyshire’s first ever Dress Bright For Sight event, held to mark National Eye Health Awareness Week.
A toddler group, care home, opticians and staff from Derbyshire companies wore bright colours for a day to raise money for the charity, whose services 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.
Eileen Bagguley, Sight Support Derbyshire’s Fundraising and Communications Manager, said: “It’s the first time we’ve ever run Dress Bright For Sight so we were delighted to raise £600 to help run our services. Everyone involved enjoyed taking part, so we will definitely look at making it bigger and better in the future.”
Derby toddler group Chester Green Chums and staff at PKF Cooper Parry and Ashfield Care Home dressed up for the event.
Oakwood Opticians joined in with its sister branches in Alvaston and Kimberley, taking the opportunity to keep customers informed about good eye health. Alvaston Opticians
Rolls Royce and Delta Rail both made generous donations towards the campaign.