Eye cancer survivor guest of honour at official opening of Shotton’s new Vision Express store
An eye cancer survivor was guest of honour at the official opening of the Vision Express store in Chester Road West, Shotton, on Saturday.
John Ramm from Wrexham and store manager Amie Holden, unveiled the store’s re-furbished eye health facilities at the recent opening.
John was representing the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT), which is a charity partner of Vision Express.
Having been diagnosed with a rare eye cancer called retinoblastoma (Rb) at just 10 months old, John had both eyes removed as part of his treatment.
A father of four, John’s daughter Bethan was also diagnosed with bilateral Rb, and lost both eyes to the condition. A committed ambassador of CHECT for many years, John’s charity support includes translating CHECT newsletter into Braille for some of the charity’s sight-impaired members.
Commenting on the opening, John said:
“It was a pleasure to officially open the Shotton Vision Express store and I was really pleased to be part of the day and help raise awareness of the work of CHECT.”
The new Vision Express store opened has opened following the company’s acquisition of Conlons Opticians which had traded in Shotton for 130 years.
Vision Express store manager Amie Holden, says,
‘We are really grateful to John for taking the time to help us officially open our new store. We’d also like to thank all our customers for their patience while the store has been closed during refurbishment. Spotted something? Got a story? Send a Facebook Message | A direct message on Twitter | Email: News@Deeside.com