See­ing the money

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - DISTRICT NEWS -

Staff and cus­tomers at Spec­savers in Dum­fries ded­i­cated a week to rais­ing aware­ness of di­a­betes – and raised hun­dreds of pounds for char­ity in the process.

The team at the store in the Lore­burne Shop­ping Cen­tre do­nated £1 for ev­ery di­a­betes screen­ing test car­ried out dur­ing Di­a­betes Aware­ness Week (from 11 to 17 June) and raised £349 in the process. All of the money will be do­nated to Di­a­betes UK. Spec­savers Dum­fries store di­rec­tor Jill Dick­son said:“As op­ti­cal and au­di­ol­ogy spe­cial­ists, it’s so im­por­tant for us to raise aware­ness of all of the ser­vices we pro­vide and of how our screen­ing tests can help to de­tect a whole range of health con­di­tions.

“A per­son with di­a­betes is 25 times more at risk of go­ing blind than some­one with­out the con­di­tion. Early de­tec­tion of any prob­lems can be cru­cial in help­ing to pre­vent blind­ness, so it’s vi­tal that we make peo­ple aware that this ser­vice is avail­able.

“We’re very proud to have col­lected such a fan­tas­tic amount for Di­a­betes UK and hope that we’ve helped raise aware­ness of the con­di­tion.”

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