RNIB's partnership with Boots Opticians began in July 2009, and focused on supporting our Actionnaires Clubs (through Action for Blind People, part of RNIB Group).
The clubs run activities and provide services for blind and partially sighted children aged 4 to 16 years. The clubs are part of our programme for children and young people in England. Our Actionnaires Clubs encourage social inclusion by helping young people connect with their peers and live full and active lives.
More than 600 branches of Boots Opticians, across the UK, have raised more than £650,000, to date. The Boots branches have done this through a fantastic variety of activities including sky dives, cycle challenges, head shaves and cake bakes.
As part of Boots Opticians in-store charity promotion, customers are offered the opportunity to have minor repairs or adjustments made to spectacles in exchange for a donation to the charity via a collection box.
All funds raised in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland directly support our work with blind and partially sighted children of these countries.