Sophie’s Magic Spectacles helps children’s self-esteem

A Telford opticians hosted a children’s reading event after they made a donation to a local author to help her publish a children’s book.

Sarah Griffiths was at Specsavers in Telford Shopping Centre to read her children’s book ‘Sophie’s Spectacles’ with local families and staff. The story centres around a seven-year-old girl, Sophie, who, with the help of some magic spectacles, is able to see the good in herself. As well as reading from the book, Sarah signed copies and chatted to guests.

‘Sarah came in for a sight test and started chatting about her book,’ says store director, Vinay Najran. ‘We thought it was a great idea and would encourage youngsters to not only embrace wearing their specs but to help with any fears they might have. We made a donation to help Sarah get the book published and were thrilled that we were able to host the launch event at the store.’

‘I’m so grateful to Specsavers for their support in helping make sure Sophie’s Spectacles reaches as wide an audience as possible,’ says Sarah. ‘In writing the book my aim is to transform children’s self-esteem and tackle the growing issue of young children suffering with mental health issues. With the help of local businesses like Specsavers I’m hoping that the publication of my story will help to support thousands of local children in primary schools across Shropshire and beyond to teach self-esteem workshops.’

Sarah is also donating 10% of the funds raised to the charity Partnership for Children, an independent charity which promotes the mental health and emotional well-being of children around the world.

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