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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Reggae message to help prevent blindness in Kirklees

AN eye consultant used the amended words of Bob Marley to stress the importance of regular check-ups.
Andy Casels-Brown was the guest speaker at the Society of the Blind's first President's Spring Fundraising Dinner and combined his passion for eye health with reggae, thanks to Leeds reggae band the Roots Family.

The band played Bob Marley's Three Little Birds while Mr Casels-Brown, from Leeds Teaching Hospitals, changed the lyrics to help save people's sight. He stressed how early detection through tests can prevent sight loss.

Tables at the dinner were decorated with baskets of spring flowers, for which guests made a donation to take home. With the addition of a raffle, the event raised £720, which will support the society's boiler appeal.

* An Easter egg hunt will be held at the society's Whitfield Centre in Soothill Lane, Batley on Monday from 10am-noon. Entrance is 50p.


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