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Vision Express launches new Enfield store with the help of Barnet teenager

Press Release   •   May 09, 2014 13:27 BST

A family from Barnet representing the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT), declared Vision Express’ stylish new Enfield store officially open, after the national optical retailer moved premises to Palace Gardens.

Victoria (Tor) Moore, aged 14, and her mother Amanda, made the special visit on behalf of CHECT, which is a nominated charity of Vision Express.

Tor was diagnosed with unilateral Retinoblastoma just before her first birthday and had to have an eye removed. She is an enthusiastic supporter of CHECT and her father Philip was a trustee and then chairman of the charity for several years, stepping down last year.

The Moore family joined Vision Express staff to officially commemorate the opening after re-siting the store from its former Church Street location. There has been a store in Enfield for the past 18 years with a loyal contingent of customers.

Store manager Naved Ashraf who has managed Vision Express Enfield since 1996, said: “We’re thrilled to be able to offer the same high standard of individual care to the local community in our new store. Despite only just opening, we’ve had a great reception to our new store from the community, and it was fantastic to have welcome Tor and her family to the store to help us celebrate such a special day in our history.”

Over the next year, the store is set to fundraise for the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT), hoping to raise £1,000 to help CHECT support families affected by the condition, raise awareness of the signs of eye cancer and fund vital research into retinoblastoma.

Vision Express offers an eye examination to best practice guidelines of the College of Optometrists (COO), with each Vision Express optometrist being a qualified eye health professional. To book an eye test visit the Enfield Vision Express store at 28 Palace Gardens, call 020 8363 6225 or visit www.visionexpress.com