The team at Specsavers in Oldham turned back time to raise money to support people with sight loss.
To celebrate Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)’s 150th anniversary, the Oldham Specsavers store hosted a Vintage Tea in a nod to the sight loss charity’s milestone and with the aim of raising £150 – £1 for each year.
The store was decorated with bunting and balloons, tea and coffee were offered to customers and delicious cakes were baked in support of the event during National Eye Health Week on 28th September 2018.
Staff even dressed up in 40s style costumes to really get into the swing of things.
With more than 100 customers attending on the day and enjoying the tea party, almost £100 was raised for the RNIB which will provide vital funds for those suffering with sight loss.
The money raised will go towards providing free talking books, offering essential advice and support as well as ensuring the RNIB’s helpline can continue to run and make a difference to people’s lives.
Catherine Hughes, store director from Specsavers Oldham says: ‘We want to say a huge thank you to all our customers for coming out to support our Vintage Tea and the incredible work for the RNIB. The day was filled with fun and proved to be a huge success. It was fantastic to see so many team members getting creative with their outfits, and even better to see how popular the cakes were!’
Specsavers joined forces with RNIB in 2016 to raise awareness of the importance of getting your eyes tested. Experts recommend people should get their eyes checked every two years.