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Ipswich opticians go the extra mile for charity

FOUR staff members at an Ipswich optician will be cycling a gruelling 100 miles on a stationary spinning bike in aid of charity.

On Saturday 22 September, staff members from Specsavers, located at 23-25 Carr Street, will be cycling outside of the store in a bid to make up the approximate 100-mile challenge for the Optometry Giving Sight cause.

Store director Mark Tarrgart says: ‘We are really happy to be supporting the charity, which raises funds for eyecare services in communities where they do not exist throughout the world.

‘Eyecare is something that we take for granted in the UK because there is an optician on most of our high streets. For many people though, this is not the case. In some countries children are unable to finish their education, parents cannot work to support their families and grandparents have never seen their grandchildren. In some of these cases all they need is an eye test and some glasses.’

For every eye test carried out on the day, the store will be donating £1 to the cause. Specsavers staff will also be offering specs MOTs – cleaning, adjustments and minor repairs – in return for donations throughout the spec-tacular fundraising day.

To find out more about Optometry Giving Sight or to book an eye examination visit Specsavers Ipswich at 23-25 Carr Street Ipswich, IP4 1HA, call 01473 210333 or visit www.specsavers.co.uk/stores/ipswich.

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