€300 raised from Kildare Specsavers stores for Beaumont Hospital

Naas and Newbridge

Paula Campbell

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Paula Campbell

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€300 raised from Kildare Specsavers stores for Beaumont Hospital

Employees Aisling McGing, Gillian Moore, Alannah Ryan, Patrick Moore, Shannon Ennis, Maria Slattery and Ciara O' Keefe.

Specsavers in Naas and Newbridge have together raised more than €300 for Beaumont Hospital Cochlear Implant Department. The store recently held in-store fundraising activity to coincide with World Deaf Day, which took place on Sunday 30 September, to raise awareness of the importance of taking a proactive approach to your hearing health. The store experienced enormous support and kindness from the local community, making this fundraiser a fantastic success.

Pictured at Specsavers Naas and Newbridge’s recent fundraising day are local employees Aisling McGing, Gillian Moore, Alannah Ryan, Patrick Moore, Shannon Ennis, Maria Slattery and Ciara O' Keefe.

Specsavers Naas and Newbridge added that Director of Audiology Carol O’ Neil and audiologist Louise McConnell will climb Scafell Pike in May 2019. Scafell Pike the highest mountain in the UK and all funds raised from this activity will be donated directly to the Beaumont Hospital Cochlear Implant Department.

Director of Audiology at Specsavers Naas and Newbridge, Carol O’ Neil, said: "With Beaumont Hospital Cochlear Implant Department being Specsavers Audiologists’ new charity partner, we were delighted to hold an event to raise much needed funds for the charity. We saw all of the team here at Naas and Newbridge get involved and we would like to thank locals for their amazing generosity and for helping us raise money for such a worthy cause."