Store’s going for walk on wild side

Specsavers Merrylands’ Jake Watson with a customer.

Story appeared in: Review | July 9th, 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 Merrylands 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 the end of August 2018, Specsavers Merrylands 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 Merrylands store partner, Hossein Al-Shadidi 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

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