TWO colleagues at Specsavers in Openshaw have climbed the highest mountain in Britain this summer to raise money for sight loss charity, Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).

According to research, 870 people live with total blindness, while 5,790 people live with mild to moderate sight loss in Tameside alone.

Rachel Presswood (Optical Assistant) and Tom Brearley (Optical Assistant) are proud to be supporting the cause. The two colleagues have so far raised £1,102 for the sight loss charity.

Rachel Presswood, optical assistant at Specsavers Openshaw, says: ‘Working in eye health, this is a subject we are extremely passionate about, which is why we wanted to work with Royal National Institute of Blind People – a charity providing essential support and services to those with sight loss.

‘Many people are unaware that eye tests are not only critical for your vision, but your wider eye health too. For example, routine eye tests can identify the presence of conditions including glaucoma, which is one of the leading causes of blindness.

‘So many people are affected by sight loss and anything we can do to help those living with this is hugely worthwhile. We are so grateful to those who have already donated and offered their support – it’s very much appreciated.’

You can still sponsor the team by visiting the store on Lime Square or donating online at


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