William chosen to re-open store

By Connie Osborne Friday 10 January 2014 Updated: 10/01 10:06

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A TEENAGE survivor of a rare type of eye cancer officially re-opened the town’s Vision Express as a thank you for their work with the charity he represents.

William Randall from Bromsgrove cut the ribbon at the newly refurbished Kingfisher Shopping Centre store after the company chose the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CECT) as its nominated charity.

The 13-year-old, who is an ambassador for the organisation, had his eye removed after being diagnosed with retinoblastoma when he was a baby. The cancer develops rapidly from cells in the retina and causes tumours.

The trust is the only UK charity dedicated to supporting families affected by the rare type of cancer and provides support workers from diagnosis through to treatment as well as raising awareness nationally and money for research projects.

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 open our new-look home, on behalf of CHECT.

She added: “His visit gives a real sense of how the money raised by our store and customers will help benefit families affected by retinoblastoma.”

Visit www.chect.org.uk and www.visionexpress.com for more information.

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