Vision Express and the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust are working together to raise awareness and funds for the charity. Vision Express has challenged its stores to raise £1 per day for CHECT. How? Vision Express stores provide a free glasses repair and maintenance service. If you have frames which need adjusting, perhaps the arms need tightening, the fit is not comfortable or the screws are loose, why not pop in? It doesn't matter if you didn't buy them from Vision Express in the first place, they are still happy to repair and service your glasses - for a donation to our charity.
There are over 350 Vision Express stores in the UK and they have all been given collecting boxes. If all the stores hit their target, we could benefit enormously. If you live near a Vision Express store why not pop in and introduce yourself? To find your nearest store - use the following link www.visionexpress.com/stores .
There are other ideas in the pipeline for ways in which Vision Express and CHECT can work together to raise money and awareness of Rb. For example, we are looking at ways of helping Vision Express optometrists with their continued professional development by giving training in the signs and symptoms of retinoblastoma. Money raised during our three year partnership will go towards our Research and Support programmes. Have a look here at some of the inspirational ways Vision Express and its employees are raising money for CHECT.
GCS Recruitment Specialists chose the support the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust as the Charity of the Year in 2013. They have now extended that support for a second year. The team there are doing a fantastic job having already run a number of fundraising events they still have a full calendar of activities planned for the year ahead. Read more about their activities here
BBMV choose CHECT as their Charity of the Year for 2013 and have now agreed to continue that support for the following year.
BBMV is a joint venture comprising of Balfour Beatty, Morgan Sindall and Vinci Construction. The BBMV team is currently involved in the construction and developemtn of the new Crossrail Station at Whitechapel.
Credit Suisse have supported CHECT since 2012 with donations collected from the Christmas party. A staff member nominated CHECT to benefit from this collection initially and they staff decided to continue their support in 2013.
Bradford Ophthalmic Optic Student Association (BOOSA)
The optometry students at Bradford Ophthalmic Optic Student Association are raising funds for CHECT and recently held a cake sale raising over £1800 with their optometry themed cakes. The students will be putting their future fundraising events on their website but are looking for
helpers in and around Bradford in late January for a bag packing collection at a local supermarket. It's great fun and we'd all appreciate your help! Contact BOOSA through their website.
A big thank you to Dr Gail Lese and her team at the MEE healthcare centre, in Sainsbury's at Gallagher Park, Gloucester for donating £1500 to CHECT and making us so welcome. It was great to meet Millie, Becky, Jamie and Jade Bywater who came along too! (not forgetting Millie's buddy dog, Verity, who got all the attention.)
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