To raise money, the practice held a prize draw to win a hamper and also a street collection, helped by their friends Minnie & Mickey Mouse!
A total of £663 was donated on the day, all of which will go towards helping TinyLife in their vital work supporting families with premature and ill babies.
As Eglinton Eyecare’s chosen charity of 2019, the practice has been fundraising for the last six months to support the Northern Ireland based organisation and hope to reach their target of £3000 by the end of the year.
Other fundraising activities planned for TinyLife include four pub quizzes, a collection in Tesco, a Christmas hamper raffle and bringing Santa to their local Christmas craft fair to meet all the good girls and boys.
“We would like to thank everyone who supported our fundraising efforts on the day and helped to make it such a success,” said Jean Kelly, owner and Optometrist at Eglinton Eyecare.
“We were absolutely thrilled to raise so much money for TinyLife, helping them to support as many families as possible.
“We are now looking forward to our next fundraising event – please keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates.”
Eglinton Eyecare, established in 2005 and led by local Optometrist Jean Kelly, are a multi award winning Opticians practice based in Eglinton, Co Derry.
Due to their commitment to their local community, as well as their dedication to continually improve to deliver excellence in customer service and their expertise in children’s eye care, they have won several National Awards.
Most recently they were awarded ‘Independent Practice of the Year’ in Sightcare’s inaugural awards.
The practice offers the Eyeplan eye care scheme to make the highest quality eye care and eyewear more accessible. More information can be found at www.eglintoneyecare.com
Established in 1998, TinyLife (formerly Northern Ireland Mother & Baby Appeal), support research to reduce the number of premature and sick babies born in Northern Ireland.
The charity also supports families who have experienced the birth of a premature, ill or disabled baby or babies