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William officially re-opens Vision Express store
4:50pm Thursday 16th January 2014 in News
A TEENAGE survivor of a rare type of eye cancer has officially re-opened Vision Express Redditch following a major refurbishment.
13-year-old William Randall, from Bromsgrove, lost an eye to an eye cancer called retinoblastoma when he was a baby.
He is now an ambassador for the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT), the nominated charity of Vision Express.
Alongside mum Barbara, William performed the ribbon-cutting honours at the Redditch store’s official launch.
With a refresh of facilities and equipment, the store will help deliver state-of-the-art vision services to the local community from its home in the Kingfisher Shopping Centre, where it has traded from since 1989.
Store manager Joanne Morris said: “Our team have been providing optical care for over 20 years, and it’s fantastic to celebrate a refresh of our facilities.
"It’s wonderful to have William join us to officially opening our new-look home, on behalf of CHECT.
"His visit gives a real sense of how the money raised by our store and customers will help benefit families affected by retinoblastoma.”
For more information on the charity, visit chect.org.uk.
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