October 16, 2013

For the second year running, CooperVision is sponsoring Optometry Giving Sight’s raffle at the prestigious AOP Awards in November. Last year’s raffle raised over £1,000 for the charity, and CooperVision, a Platinum Global sponsor of Optometry Giving Sight, hopes that the excellent prizes on offer this year will help to double last year’s total.

The holder of the first ticket drawn will win the top prize of a 16GB wifi iPad mini (RRP £269.00); the second lucky winner will take home a Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS3 Compact Digital Camera (RRP £119.99); and the winner of the third prize will be the envy of chocolate lovers everywhere, receiving a Thorntons ‘I love chocolate’ hamper (RRP £30.00).

“We strongly value our relationship with Optometry Giving Sight, and are pleased to be able to contribute to their vital cause through supporting the raffle for a second year,” said Rob Healey, Marketing Manager, CooperVision. “We are certain that the excellent prizes up for grabs this year will really make a difference to Optometry Giving Sight being able to raise much-needed funds to help those in desperate need of eye care.”

In thanking CooperVision, Georgina Woolfrey said that raffle tickets will be available on the night of the awards from Optometry Giving Sight staff, and all proceeds will help to fund sustainable eye and vision care projects in underserved communities.


Notes to editor:

Prize specifics:

  • iPad mini (RRP £269.00)
    CooperVision are offering a 16GB Wifi iPad mini to one lucky winner. The iPad mini offers all the features of the iPad in a more practical size so it can be held in one hand. The device features a 7.9 inch display, advanced Wi-Fi, iOS 7 with its range of new features, and access to over 375,000 apps.
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS3 Compact Digital Camera (RRP £119.99)
    CooperVision have a black Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS3 Compact Digital Camera up for grabs. The latest in compact camera technology, this 14.1 megapixel camera produces pin-sharp, high-quality images even in low light. The Lumix has a range of exciting features including 11 creative filters and HD video recording capabilities.
  • Thorntons ‘I love chocolate’ hamper (RRP £30.00)
    The perfect prize for chocolate lovers, CooperVision has a Thorntons ‘I love chocolate’ hamper to give away. The hamper includes; Continental Milk, White & Dark Collection (300g), Moments (250g), Chocolate Smothered Toffee Box (525g), Continental Viennese Bag (105g), Premium Collection (96g), Continental Alpini Bag (108g), Milk Chocolate Block (90g).

About CooperVision

CooperVision, a unit of The Cooper Companies, Inc. [NYSE: COO], is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of soft contact lenses. Dedicated to continually bringing a fresh perspective to the contact lens experience for practitioners and patients, CooperVision specialises in lenses for astigmatism, presbyopia, and ocular dryness. The company routinely collaborates with eye-care professionals in the research and development of relevant products. CooperVision manufactures a full array of monthly, two-week, and daily disposable contact lenses featuring advanced materials and optics. For more information, visit www.coopervision.co.uk.

About Optometry Giving Sight

Optometry Giving Sight is the only global fundraising initiative specifically targeting the prevention of blindness and impaired vision due to uncorrected refractive error. The charity funds eye care services in communities where they do not exist, ensuring sustainable, lasting results through: training of local eye care professionals; establishment and support of vision centres and schools of optometry; and delivery of affordable eye care and glasses. Since 2007, more than $US8 million has been allocated or disbursed to 67 projects in 38 countries. Thanks to support from the profession, in 2012 the first locally trained optometrists graduated in Mozambique, Malawi and Mali.

Optometry Giving Sight will be selling raffle tickets throughout awards night – please find us at our raffle table near the bar!

Georgina Woolfrey
020 7549 2080