Vision Express has presented its charity of choice, the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT), with a cheque for £45,000.
The donation comes from money that has been raised by Vision Express employees through a wide variety of charity-driven activities that they have hosted throughout the year, including a 200-mile Ride4Sight challenge.
Thanking Vision Express for its fundraising efforts, CHECT chief executive, Patrick Tonks, said: "Our partnership with Vision Express continues to make a real difference to children and families affected by retinoblastoma, a rare form of eye cancer found in children."
This year, the multiple's partnership with the charity saw CHECT support the multiple in the professional development of its employees, with Vision Express becoming the first UK opticians to adopt a company-wide protocol alerting employees to the signs of retinoblastoma.
Retinoblastoma is a rare form of cancer, with 50–60 people diagnosed annually. However, it has one of the best survival rates of all childhood cancers, with 98% of those affected surviving if the condition is diagnosed early.