Local optometrists take walk on wild side to help Taronga’s conservation projects


If you buy glasses from Specsavers Marrickville from now until the end of August, a portion of your purchase will go to help Taronga’s wildlife conservation efforts.

Story appeared in: Inner West Times | July 11th, 2018



FOR more than a century, one NSW organisation has cared for and saved hundreds of four-legged, winged and furry creatures from extinction.
Now, Specsavers Marrickville has partnered with Taronga Conservation Society Australia along with other stores in the state to raise money to educate and inspire further wildlife conservation efforts.
From now until end of August 2018, Specsavers Marrickville will raise money for Taronga through the Specsavers Community Program, which will see the store donate a portion of all glasses sales to the organisation.
A variety of other fundraising initiatives are planned, including a 'Super Saturday' on July 28 and a raffle which will see further donations being made.
Taronga Conservation Society Australia is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to wildlife conservation.
It is responsible for rehabilitating more than 1,000 sick and injured animals each year. Taronga is entirely not-for-profit and relies heavily on the generous support of the community to continue its work saving species from extinction.
Specsavers Marrickville store partner, Mark Gabriel said: "We are thrilled to give our customers the opportunity to help us give back to Taronga Conservation Society through the Specsavers Community Program. All of the money donated will be from our personal profits so we wanted to support something we have a real passion for that directly benefits our community. The work Taronga does is so important."
The Specsavers Community Program also raises funds for The Fred Hollows Foundation, which is working to end avoidable blindness in Australia.
For further info on the Specsavers Community Program, visit specsavers.com.au



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