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Helping charity’s fight for sight

Posted onPosted on 21st Apr

Pinders Opticians, which has practices in Mansfield, Warsop, Ollerton and Southwell, celebrated its 70th anniversary by raising £2,190 through various activities for the charity Fight For Sight.

The money will go towards its research into eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration.

Pinders staff made healthy eye smoothies for World Health Day to raise awareness about the importance of eye health, raffled a donated fruit and vegetable box and a Nikon camera, and had a competition to make the best Christmas decorations.

The Queen Street practice in Mansfield joined in Armed Forces Day in the Market Place and the Warsop practice held a tombola at the town’s carnival.

Collection boxes were displayed in all practices and Mansfield optical assistant Jackie Brown took part in a sponsored 25km walk across the Peak District as part of TrekFest, raising £358.50.

Pictured, from left, are Jackie Brown; Professor Paul McGraw, of Nottingham University, who received the money on behalf of the charity; Pinders director and optometrist Geoff Rybicki; and dispensing optician Jo Symonds.