THE team at a local opticians in Swinton have raised funds for a charity which supports people living with sight loss.

Specsavers, on Swinton Square, baked a delicious range of sweet treats for customers visiting the store, raising £350 for the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).

Staff at the opticians treated the local community to a bake sale, which included mouth-watering chocolate fudge cake, cupcakes, lemon drizzle and mince pies.

The national fundraising initiative was launched to raise funds for RNIB, which provides ongoing support for blind and partially sighted people.

The money raised contributed towards providing free talking books, offering essential advice and support, in addition to ensuring the RNIB’s helpline can continue to make a difference to people’s lives.

Amanda Pedder, store director at Specsavers Swinton, says: ‘We want to say a huge thank you to all of our customers for coming out to support our fundraiser. The day was filled with fun and proved to be a huge success.

‘The RNIB is a charity very close to our hearts, as we see the devastating effects sight loss can have on people every day. Hosting a bake sale was just one of the ways that we could raise money for a good cause, whilst also treating the local community to some sweet treats!’

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.

To book an appointment at Specsavers Swinton, call 0161 7941887 or visit 


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