Children learn about importance of healthy eyes as Specsavers March holds Easter clinic to raise money for EACH

Parents enjoyed some tasty treats to raise money for EACH while their children learned about eye hea

Parents enjoyed some tasty treats to raise money for EACH while their children learned about eye health. - Credit: Archant

Families joined staff at a March opticians for an Easter inspired party in aid of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices.

Elliott James receives his new glasses from dispensing consultant James Burden, watched by the 'East

Elliott James receives his new glasses from dispensing consultant James Burden, watched by the 'Easter bunny' Ruhan du Plooy. - Credit: Archant

The Specsavers branch in Broad Street, March, held a dedicated Easter clinic for children to teach them all about the importance of eye health.

Cakes were sold to raise money for EACH.

Cakes were sold to raise money for EACH. - Credit: Archant

Each child was given an Easter goody bag full of games and treats. There was also competitions to design an Easter egg and guess the name of the Easter bunny.

Ruhan du Plooy with a youngster who attended the clinic.

Ruhan du Plooy with a youngster who attended the clinic. - Credit: Archant

While children learned about their eyes, parents enjoyed various fund-raising activities including a cake sale and an in-store raffle to win prizes including designer frames.

Trevor Clark, store director, said: “We had lots of fun things planned for our Easter party and would like to thank customers and staff for their generosity.


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“The support that East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices provides to the local community is invaluable and we are aiming to raise as much money as possible for the charity.”

Mark Loades, East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices fund-raiser, said: “We are delighted to have the support of Specsavers stores in the Anglia region and hope that the local community support the March store’s fund-raising efforts.”

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Among the children who visited the clinic, last Thursday, was Elliott James. He received a new pair of glasses from dispensing consultant James Burden.

Elliott’s mum Harriet James described the event as an “absolutely fantastic service, with very friendly staff. A hassle-free and fun experience”.

• To book an eye examination for your child or to make a donation to East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, visit Specsavers March at 5 Broad Street, call 01354 607120 or visit www.specsavers.co.uk/stores/march

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