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Optom hosts fundraiser for local school

Suky Sehgal organised the event to help Addington School fund a sensory garden

Optometrists at fundraiser
An optometrist has hosted a charity dinner to help a special needs school raise the funds required to build a sensory garden for its 200-plus pupils.

The evening event was organised by optometrist Suky Sehgal, who works at Boots Opticians in Reading. It raised £2357 for Addington School in Woodley.

Hosted at the Holiday Inn, Winnersh on 29 June, a fundraising raffle was held on the evening with a range of prizes that had been donated. Ms Sehgal highlighted the generosity her optical peers in the establishment of the raffle, with pairs of designer sunglasses, a flat screen TV and bluetooth headphones amongst the prizes.

Optometrist Joey Khan, who donated to the raffle alongside his optometrist brother Shuabe Khan, also acted as master of ceremonies on the night.

“The night was a huge success,” Ms Sehgal told OT. “The sensory garden will allow every child at the school to enjoy outdoor spaces and the donation will help the school to fund phase one of the building work for the sensory garden,” she added.