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Valli Opticians organises charity walk

The independent opticians will host a seven-mile walk to fundraise for the Kirklees Visual Impairment Network

The owners of an independent optical group in Huddersfield will host a seven-mile walk between three of its practices to raise funds for charity.

Valli Opticians, which is owned by husband and wife team Moin and Rachel Valli, have organised the walk in aid of the Kirklees Visual Impairment Network (KVIN)

Known as the Valli Rally, the walk will take place on 5 October. The route will pass Valli Opticians branches in Meltham, Honley and Almondbury.

Speaking about the charity walk, Mr Valli, who is a trustee of KVIN, said: “A large number of people walking the seven miles between our branches will be visually impaired or blind and access the vital service that KVIN provides to help them make better use of technology to improve their everyday lives.”

The walk costs £10 to take part and Ms Valli encourages people to turn up and get involved.

It is the third year that the opticians has hosted the walk, with more than 100 people taking part last year.

KVIN is a user-led organisation that provides peer support to help people with visual impairments to learn to use and make the most of technology.

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