Cheque presentation to Fight For Sight our charity for 2016

By Martine | Thursday, April 27th, 2017


During our 70th anniversary year at Pinders we raised money for the charity Fight For Sight. The cheque for £2190 was accepted on behalf of the charity by Professor Paul McGraw of Nottingham University. The money will go towards vital research into eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration.

Here’s how we did it.

Our first event ran in conjunction with world health day. On 7th April we made “healthy eyes” smoothies for our patients to raise awareness, and raffled off a fruit and veg box that was donated by our local green grocer.

In the summer our Queen Street practice got involved with the armed forces day in the market place and our Warsop practice participated in their local carnival. Both raising money with a “spectacular tombola”.

The most money raised from one individual was £358.50, by optical assistant at our Queen Street branch, Jackie Brown. She walked 25km across the Peak District as part of TREKFEST. Well done Jackie.

Other open events were held by our Ollerton, Southwell and Mansfield practices raising money by cakes sales and fun activities.

During Christmas we raffled a Nikon camera that was kindly donated by Nikon. And our employees had a competition to make a Christmas decoration.

Fight For Sight collection boxes were displayed in all our practices, so for any minor repairs patients kindly donated to the charity.

Due to the generosity of our patients, family, friends and the support of our staff we have raised £2190. Thank you.

If you would like to know more about Fight For Sight go here:

Pictured from L-R are Jackie Brown who completed the TreckFest walk, Professor Paul McGraw, Director and Optometrist Geoff Rybicki and Dispensing Optician and charity coordinator Jo Symonds.