Pete Ross and friend Lee Goosey, have set themselves the tough challenge of cycling 250 miles around the border of Hampshire to raise much needed funds to pay for Eye Health Education Presentations at primary schools in Hampshire.
Eye Health Education is important as statistically, one in four children aged between 5 and 12 suffer from an undiagnosed sight problem which may be detrimental to their ability to learn and their performance at school.
There are 104,533 primary school children in Hampshire and over the past year our Community Development Manager, Terry Smith, has visited 24 schools and spoken to 6,000 pupils. This coming year, we would like to double that number and reach out to 12,000 pupils at 48 schools!
Pete and Lee have set themselves the target of covering a gruelling 70 miles per day between 11th – 14th August to raise the £6,000 needed for the Eye Health Education Presentations.
Pete says, “The training has started and although the weather has been quite a challenge lately it’s going to be worth the effort to raise awareness and encourage children to look after their sight.”
Open Sight Eye Health Presentations cost just 50p per child. The information leaflets given out are an effective way of getting the Eye Health message out to the wider family too.
You can help us to deliver Eye Health Education to 12,000 children and their families by sponsoring Pete and Lee. Call Magda on 023 8064 6375 with your pledge or dontate to their JustGiving page.