Specsavers to host fundraiser in aid of Arklow Cancer Support

The Arklow Specsavers store will mark World Hearing Day by hosting a fundraising event in aid of Arklow Cancer Support on Friday, March 3.

pecsavers Arklow will be offering discounts on Advance 80 Elite hearing aids throughout the day, with the full fee for any wax removal service on the day of the event being donated directly to Arklow Cancer Support.

There will also be a bake sale and raffle, which will include an array of prizes from local business.

A spokesperson for Specsavers Arklow said: “The team at Specsavers Arklow would like to thank the local businesses who donated to the raffle, including IDFL, Value Mart, Peter Marks, John Swan, Opera Italian, Dunnes Stores and 2 for Joy.

“The event is starting at 9.30am and all new and existing customers are encouraged to attend, please contact the store for tickets. The store will also have a representative from Signia Hearcare demonstrating its new Advance 80 range of hearing aids.”

Rachel Hetherington, audiology director at Specsavers Arklow, added: ’We are delighted to be able to support such a worthy cause. Being able to give back to our community is really important to our colleagues and we all wanted to support the essential work of Arklow Cancer Support while raising awareness for hearing loss.

“Arklow Cancer Support provides a care service for the people of Arklow and surrounding areas. They are a voluntary organisation and rely solely on fundraising and donations. Some of the services they provide include offering free, practical and emotional support to those who find themselves affected by a cancer diagnosis.”

Mary O’Brien, Director of Services, Arklow Cancer Support said: “Arklow Cancer Support has been providing care services to the people of Arklow for 13 years, with no cost to patients and their families. This is thanks to the generous support of our community and through fundraising events such as that carried out by Specsavers Arklow.”

Specsavers Arklow launched audiology services more than 10 years ago. Since then, audiology store partner, Rachel Hetherington has focused on providing the very best on-site hearing support to local and surrounding communities. The expert audiology team in store offer hearing tests, hearing reports, a wax removal service using microsuction. They also offer management of hearing loss with hearing devices and are renowned for their excellent aftercare service.

As a local community optician and hearing centre, supporting local charities is a key part of the Arklow store’s culture. Other Specsavers stores across the country are celebrating World Hearing Day by supporting local charities such as the Wexford and Gorey stores, both audiology departments being led by Rachel Hetherington.

To show your support for Specsavers’ fundraising efforts, to express an interest in attending this event or to learn more about the importance of taking a proactive approach to good hearing health, you can visit the expert audiology team in Arklow at Bridgewater Shopping Centre.

Contact (0402) 41 120 or visit www.specsavers.ie/stores/arklow for more information.


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