a family affair for Burnham-On-Sea optician's charity head shave
Burnham-On-Sea optician will be joined by his entire family as they
all have either their heads shaved or hair cut this Friday (22nd
September) at 4pm as part of National Eye Health Week and to raise
money for the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB).
director and optometrist Rama Venkat will be shaving the whole of
his head, while Ramas wife Sai, practice manager, and their
daughter Thrinayani, who used to work at the store, will also be
showing their support and having at least seven inches of hair cut
will then also be donated to the Little Princess Trust who make
real hair wigs for children suffering from cancer and other illnesses.
it a complete family affair, Rama and Sais 13-year-old son
Thrilokesh, will also be having his head shaved.
Burnham hairdressers have kindly said they will come in to make
the chop; Hair of the Dog and Bos Hair and Color Bar.
will be able to take part in a tombola on the day, with the chance
of winning prizes which have been generously donated by a huge number
of businesses in the town. Special guest Sooty, the RNIBs
long-time mascot, will also be making an appearance on the day.
been fundraising for the RNIB for quite a few months now and thanks
to the generous support of our customers, surpassed our original
£500 target and are now looking to raise £1,000,"
the date gets closer Im getting excited and very much looking
forward to supporting National Eye Health Week. This is hugely important
to help highlight the importance of looking after your eyes and
making sure people have regular sight tests, even if they think
theres nothing wrong with their vision."
State Of The Nation Eye Health 2017: A Year in Review report, launched
ahead of National Eye Health Week, is an annual benchmark of Britains
eye health by RNIB and Specsavers, who joined forces in 2016 to
raise awareness of the importance of eye health at every level to
help prevent avoidable sight loss.
you would like to sponsor Rama, Sai, Thriniyani and Thrilokesh,
you can visit their sponsorship page here
or pop into the store.