To raise awareness during this year’s National Eye Health Week (NEHW), the Sainsbury’s Store in Bretton invited PAB to spend 3 days in the store to promote eye health, provide information on sight loss and to raise awareness of our charity.

We started on Friday 25th September by raising Awareness in the Foyer. Lots of people stopped to talk to us and take away leaflets and as always, the guide dogs were very popular with the children! We took simulation specs for people to try on and experience what life could be like living with different eye conditions and a few living aids to showcase some of the gadgets that can improve the life of blind or partially sighted people. Our children’s colouring in competition was also popular – thanks to the fantastic ‘Minions’ prizes donated by Sainsbury’s. It was lovely to get the opportunity to talk to so many people and to spread the word that we are here to help and support if needed.

On Saturday the 26th our bag Packing volunteers got to work on the tills, talking to customers about the charity and collecting donations. Thanks to their hard work we raised over £900!

Sunday the 27th was our last day in the store and we were back in the foyer to promote eye health and the work that the PAB does. We also had another one of our popular tombola’s with some more prizes donated by Sainsbury’s. It was another busy day and a great end to the weekend! Please click here to see more pictures of the day on our gallery page.

The weekend was really worthwhile and we would like to say thank you to Sainsbury’s for inviting us and to the army of volunteers or gave up some of their weekend to help out – without you we could not do the work that we do! So a big thank you to: Norma and John Wildman, Peter Skivington, Barbara and Hugh Robinson, Sharon Marshall, Angela Hart, Mandy Thompson, Sylvie and Fred Wheeler, Liz, Carol Abell, Kay Collins, Wendy Allum, Barbara Allen, Audrey Fox, Wendy Rostron, Hannah and Jordan, Steve Pidgeon, Nina and Ethan Lutterer, Jeanette Taylor, Maureen Hudson and Liz Ebbage.


Posted October 2015