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Waxing for Rare Eye Disease in Dorchester


8:03am 7th November 2013

A Dorchester Opticians are trying to raise awareness and money for a charity supporting children with eye cancer, but they also want to encourage local parents to get their children's eyes checked out.

Vision Express on High East Street are holding fundraising activities in the store throughout November. All money raised is going towards the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust.

Yesterday (Wednesday the 6th November) the store manager, Scott Pritchard, was sponsored to get his chest waxed.

Medusa Apothecary waxed his entire chest in the front of the store, much to the delight of Scott's female colleagues!

Wessex FM went along to the waxing and spoke to Scott who was very keen to raise awareness about the charity and also to prompt Dorset residents to think about their children's eyes, "If you've got any little people in your life, whether it's a niece or a nephew, whatever the case may be may be, ask the parents 'have you had retinablastoma checked?'. It's a simple check, come to your local opticians, just to be sure."

He continued to add that sometimes symptoms can be spotted early, "Instead of red eye on a photograph, you might see one white eye. If you do see this on a photograph you really should get this checked out with your local optician as soon as you can. Nine times out of ten unfortunately, like most cancers, it has to be removed, and this involves removing the eye."

It's part of a national initiative by Vision Express to raise money for The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust who support children and families affected by eye cancer (retinoblastoma).

To sponsor Scott's efforts or to find out more clickhere.

For more information about The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust go to www.chect.org.uk

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