THE team at Specsavers in Ludlow turned back time to raise money to support people with sight loss.

To celebrate Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)’s 150th anniversary, the store at 33 Bull Ring hosted a Vintage Tea in a nod to the sight loss charity’s milestone.

Tea and coffee were offered to customers and delicious cakes were baked in support of the event which followed on from National Eye Health Week. Staff even dressed up in a host of costumes from the 1920s through to the 1980s to really get into the swing of things.

To help boost the fundraising total, customers were able to buy raffle tickets for 50p each to be in with the chance of winning either a pair of £99 designer specs or sunglasses (single vision lenses only).

Those with a sweet tooth could enter a ‘guess the number of sweets in the jar’ competition with the correct guess, or the one nearest to it, winning the sweets for themselves.

All the money raised will go towards providing free talking books, offering essential advice and support as well as ensuring the RNIB’s helpline can continue to run and make a difference to people’s lives.

“We were keen to lend our support to the RNIB off the back of National Eye Health Week and thought some fundraising would be a good way to do this,” said store director, Nicola Aubrey.

“Specsavers has worked in partnership with the charity for the last couple of years to help raise awareness about the importance of regular eye tests.”

To make a donation, visit Specsavers at 33 Bull Ring, Ludlow.