Staff at two Specsavers stores raised £337 for Sport Relief last month by playing each other in a game of blindfolded skittles.

The opticians in Warminster challenged their counterparts in Frome to the contest in a local pub. People donated £3 to participate in the game, with the store directors adding a pound for every skittle that was struck down during the game.

To raise awareness for people who suffer from vision loss or impairment, and in an effort to demonstrate the challenges they face, the teams played the first round of their game with blindfolds on.

Martyn Thomas, store director for the Warminster branch, told local newspaper the Wiltshire Times: ‘By playing blindfolded we were able to show the ability to take part in sports regardless of your vision. The activity also highlighted the need to wear protective specs in sports to prevent eye-related injuries.

‘Thanks to the impressive turnout, we had lots of fun, and everyone really entered into the spirit of the night.’

Frome won the match by three pins.