Fifties day helps raise vital funds

Staff at Scrivens Opticians, in Ripley, don 1950's style housewife attire and serve up homemade buns to raise money for the World Sight Day Challenge, pictured are from left, Nichola Chrich, Louise Ball, Emma Baldwin and Lisa Tongue.
Staff at Scrivens Opticians, in Ripley, don 1950's style housewife attire and serve up homemade buns to raise money for the World Sight Day Challenge, pictured are from left, Nichola Chrich, Louise Ball, Emma Baldwin and Lisa Tongue.

Staff at a Ripley opticians turned back the clock to the 1950s on Monday, October 6 as part of the World Sight Day Challenge.

The team of four at Scrivens Opticians, Oxford Street dressed as 1950s housewives and take part in a British Bake-off style challenge to raise funds for basic eye 
examinations and glasses in some of the world’s poorest 
neighbourhoods.

Branch manager Emma Baldwin said: “We are delighted to once again be taking part in the World Sight Day 
Challenge, which will transform lives.”

Last year Scrivens Opticians raised more than £3,000.