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Daniel Thomas Lead Connector and Technology Support volunteer RNIB Cymru
"We're very proud to have reached our fund-raising target and to have supported RNIB."
To find out more about RNIB's partnership with People's Postcode Lottery, visit www.rnib.org.uk/peoplespostcodelottery Eleanor Southwood, Chair of the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)
Categories include; RNIB Award for Excellence in Media and Arts, RNIB Award for Excellence in Sports, RNIB Award for Excellence in Volunteering, RNIB Recognition Award for a Business or Corporation, RNIB Recognition Award for Outstanding Role Model (adult and young person), and RNIB Recognition Award for Outstanding Achievement.
RNIB and Specsavers aim to encourage people to attend regular eye examinations to prevent avoidable sight loss.
Like so many people, my career is my passion and it's so hard to imagine doing all the things I love if I couldn't see.' RNIB interim CEO Eliot Lyne added: 'Research shows that the older you are, the greater your chances of developing an eye condition, so it is very important that people book themselves in for an eye test every two years.
Ms Harvey also has a solid grounding in the commercial arm of the charity, having been seconded for 18 months by the previous chief executive, Lesley-Anne Alexander, to lead the creation of what was to become RNIB Solutions--a part of the charity that works with businesses, handles its commercial activity, and runs its reading services.
As part of National Eye Health Week - and to introduce the Specsavers and RNIB partnership - Specsavers stores across the UK will be fundraising for RNIB, and colleagues will be taking part in activities to raise awareness and encourage customers to donate.
Clara Eaglen, RNIB's eye health manager, said: "Most people know that smoking can lead to lung cancer, but very few are aware of the link between smoking and sight loss.
"We really got involved with RNIB NI children and Families services about 10 years ago when Cameron was two.
Charity for the blind, RNIB Cymru will run Eye Clinic Liaison services across the whole of Wales thanks to a grant from the Big Lottery Fund.
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