World Sight Day


Bridlington Lions celebrated World Sight Day in The Promenades with a promotional display encouraging local people to get an eye test every two years and making them aware of the importance of good eye health.

The Lions were supported by the Deputy Mayor Shelagh Finlay who agreed to be blindfolded for a walk around the Promenades accompanied by Jess Tate and Annalisa Bowtell two pupils from the Community Services group at Headlands school. As well as being the”eyes and ears” of the Deputy Mayor negotiating other shoppers and various obstacles in the Promenades the girls helped distribute leaflets about age related macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy and how through looking after our sight we can help prevent and minimise the effects of these chronic conditions.

The World Sight Day corresponded with National Guide Dogs Week and we had guest appearances from Kibo, Oake and Murdoch three Bridlington guide dogs and their owners Derek and Irene Wardle and George Wiles who were a great hit with all the shoppers.

Bridlington Lions are sponsoring a Guide Dog currently to replace a dog when it comes to the end of  its working life and can then enjoy retirement, the sponsorship involves training, food and board as well as veterinary fees and is a big commitment over several years.

The Lions would like to thank the customers of Specsavers and Langtons opticians in the town for the donation of used spectacles during the past year and 4300 pairs were sent to Chichester to be cleaned and regraded before being sent to Medico France to be distributed to the developing world.

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