RNIB is Health Charity of the Year for 2017


May 17, 2017

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We’re pleased to announce that the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is attending Glastonbury Festival as our Health Charity of the Year for 2017.

The sight loss charity will be encouraging Festival-goers to look after their eyesight, and raise awareness of the importance of regular eye tests.

Sally Harvey, RNIB Chief Executive, said: “Glastonbury is such an iconic festival, and we’re excited to be part of the line-up for 2017. Thousands of music lovers will be descending on Worthy Farm next month, and we hope lots of them will come and see us to find out how to look after their eyes.

“Nearly half of sight loss is preventable, so our mission at Glastonbury will be to remind people of the importance of having regular eye tests in a fun way that taps into the sights and sounds of the Festival.”

Michael Eavis, founder of Glastonbury Festival, said: “As I’ve got older, I’ve become more and more aware of the importance of looking after my eyes, and I don’t want to miss a trick! In light of this, I’m delighted that we’re working with RNIB this year, and hope that lots of Festival-goers will stop by the charity’s stall near the Pyramid Stage to find out more about how they can protect their sight.”

To find out more about RNIB’s partnership with Glastonbury Festival and how to protect your sight visit www.rnib.org.uk/glastonbury

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