A LOCAL footballing hero presented a cheque of £10,000 to a sight loss charity after a Carlton-based business raised the funds.

The Euroglaze team - based at Carlton - set themselves the target to mark the company's 40th anniversary and chose Retina UK to benefit due to reasons close to their hearts.

Ex-Barnsley footballer Bruce Dyer handed over the cheque to the charity on behalf of the Euroglaze team.

The funds are hoped to finance vital research into the kids of eye diseases which caused Euroglaze managing director Martin Nettleton and his brother Simon to gradually lose their site.

“We carried on fundraising even during the pandemic because we knew just what an impact it was having on the income of smaller charities such as Retina UK," said Martin.

Nicky Park, our sales and customer service administrator, did an amazing job driving the whole effort and encouraging everyone to get involved.

"I’m incredibly grateful to her and to everyone who supported us – from staff to suppliers, customers and of course Bruce, and genuinely delighted to have been able to do our bit to help fund some potentially exciting new treatments.”