Merstham FC are delighted to announce that they are Moatsiders no more- they have agreed a stadium sponsorship deal with the Redhill branch of national eye-care specialists Specsavers. The deal was made with the Club during the National Eye Health Week after negotiations with Merstham FC’s Commercial Management Team; once fully implemented the ground will become known as The Specsavers Stadium.
To kick off the partnership with aplomb, Specsavers – located at 1-2 Central Parade in Redhill – invited two players to experience an eye test and help its team of opticians promote the importance of eye health to the community during National Eye Health Week (18-24th September). The players, Ryan Hall (aged 29) and Chris Haigh (aged 21), both met with store Director, Nick Bradshaw for their examinations and heard first-hand the shocking statistic that people put the wellbeing of their boiler ahead of their own sight. A new report published by the charity Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and Specsavers shows that half of UK adults have their boiler serviced once a year, over a third renew their mobile phone contract every two years, while only 50 per cent of UK adults last had their eyes tested more than a year ago or never.
Explaining why they invited Merstham football players to the store, Nick stated: 'We are delighted to sponsor this amazing club and it’s the perfect partnership for us a business, promoting health and wellbeing in the local community. If any group of sports players need good vision, it is footballers! We hope that their support and willingness to look after their own eye health will resonate with their supporters and encourage fans to book an eye test.'
Supporters, before you ask, the club have not been able to confirm that they've been able to negotiate a discount rate for referees!