29.03.2011

Opticians donates £500 to Guide Dogs for the Blind

Opticians donates £500 to Guide Dogs for the Blind

A South Yorkshire optician chain has presented the local Guide Dogs for the Blind Association with a donation, following a competition in store.

Martyn Kemp Opticians (MKO), which offers eye tests and sells glasses and contact lenses, raised the money through selling t-shirts featuring the winning design in a competition, Look Local reported.

All 100 of the t-shirts, which featured a picture incorporating guide dogs and an optical theme, were sold to customers and local people. The winning t-shirt design by Helen Frances also features the MKO company colours.

Chain founder Martyn Kemp presented Sheffield volunteers Lynn and Trevor Clarke with a cheque for the final amount in a ceremony in store.

Mr Kemp said told Look Local: "I would like to thank Helen and our staff for enabling MKO to support such a worthy association, whose wonderfully trained dogs work hard to help people whose sight is unfortunately impaired."

The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association was established in 1934. Since it was set up it has helped more than 21,000 blind or partially-sighted people in the UK.
 

Posted by Alexa Kaczka

by Adrian Galbreth


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