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Rocks on the ball for leading sight loss charity

Volunteers at Bognor Regis Town are preparing to team up with a leading sight loss charity to help promote National Eye Healthcare Week.

The Rocks will promote awareness of the campaign and 4Sight Vision Support when they host Wingate & Finchley at Nyewood Lane on Saturday, September 25.

National Eye Healthcare Week, which runs from September 20 until 26, aims to inspire and educate people on the importance of eye health and why they should go for regular sight tests.

The match is being sponsored by Specsavers -- the branches in London Road (town centre) and within Sainsbury's Bognor -- and 4Sight Vision Support are match ball sponsors for the Isthmian premier division encounter.

The ball sponsorship has been donated to the charity by Bognor supporters Graham Flower and Joe Timlick, who is a volunteer in the Eye Department at St. Richard’s Hospital, Chichester.

And Graham's link to the charity comes after he witnessed first-hand just how vital their support can be. He explained: "The association with 4Sight Vision Support and myself is that my mother-in-law suffers from Macular Degeneration and was supported by 4Sight, pointing us in the direction with help and guidance on what was available to us within the area. She has also been diagnosed with Charles Bonnet Syndrome, which is such a cruel thing."

Fund-raising manager for 4Sight Julie Branson said National Eye Health Week is an opportunity for everyone to discover how to take simple steps to take care of their sight in the long term.

She added: “We’re so very grateful to everyone at Bognor Regis Town Football Club for their continued support and allowing us to join them at their home match so that we can raise awareness of the importance of eye care, whilst raising some much needed funds to support 4 Sight Vision Support’s free services.”

 

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