Specsavers stores in New South Wales join forces to raise much-needed funds for Taronga Conservation Society Australia

For more than a century, one NSW organisation has cared for and saved hundreds of four-legged, winged and furry creatures from extinction. Now, Specsavers stores in NSW have partnered with Taronga Conservation Society Australia along with other stores in the state to raise money to educate and inspire further wildlife conservation efforts.

From June until end of August 2018, Specsavers stores in NSW will raise money for Taronga through the Specsavers Community Program, which will see the store donate a portion of all glasses sales to the organisation. A variety of other fundraising initiatives are planned, including a ‘Super Saturday’ on July 28th and a raffle which will see further donations being made.

Taronga Conservation Society Australia is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to wildlife conservation. It is responsible for rehabilitating more than 1,000 sick and injured animals each year. Taronga also supports ground-breaking scientific research and conservation initiatives both at its two Zoos in Sydney and Dubbo. Taronga is entirely not-for-profit and relies heavily on the generous support of the community to continue its work saving species from extinction.

Cameron Kerr, Taronga Conservation Society Australia Director and Chief Executive says, “We are very grateful to Specsavers Bankstown and the generous support of its customers. Their donations will allow us to make further headways as we work to secure a shared future for wildlife and people in Australia.”

Specsavers Bankstown store partner, Mariella Coluccio says, “We are thrilled to give our customers the opportunity to help us give back to Taronga Conservation Society Australia through the Specsavers Community Program. All of the money donated will be from our personal profits so we wanted to support something we have a real passion for that directly benefits our community. The work Taronga does is so important. We want the next generation to have access to the incredible flora and fauna that we have here in Bankstown” says Mariella.

The Specsavers Community Program also raises funds for The Fred Hollows Foundation, which is working to end avoidable blindness in Australia.

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