In partnership with The Vision Council, National Sunglasses Day is a commemorative date held annually on June 27 celebrating the importance of wearing shades to protect the eyes from the sun’s harsh ultraviolet (UV) rays.

Sight for Surrey invited local schools to wear sunglasses to raise awareness of protecting our eyes in the sun. We are delighted to say that 13 schools took part and fundraised for us! The final amount raised will be reported in due course, but we hope it will be around £2,500.

Our fundraising team of Callum, Sam and Liz delivered 11 assemblies on the importance of protecting your eyes, as well as what we do as a charity for those with sight loss. Our Hearing Loss Advisor Wendy Scott also led an assembly focusing on hearing loss as requested by one of the schools. The infamous smoothie bike also made an appearance at Wood Street Village Infant School just in time for the after school rush!

We have enjoyed our busy week promoting National Sunglasses Day and hope all of those involved enjoyed it too. Make sure to keep wearing those sunglasses as the heat wave continues!

With thanks to children at the following schools: Wood Street Village Infant, Walton Oak, Holy Trinity, St Matthews, Cranmere, Hoe Valley, Sayes Court, Burhill, Auriol, Surrey Hills, Witley Infant, Wyke Primary, St Michael’s Dorking.