Charity boost for Breast Cancer Care in Morpeth
A whopping £1,500 has been raised for Breast Cancer Care by generous staff and customers from Specsavers in Morpeth.
The four-month fundraising campaign by the store consisted of a series of events including tomobolas, cake stalls, and raffles which helped to raise the fantastic amount.
150 mile Cycle In-Store Helped Boost Funds
Staff dressed in pink during the latest fundraising day and, with the help of some customers, completed a 150 mile cycle on an exercise bike in store to smash through the original £1,000 target.
Pounds for pounds
In addition, staff members, Donna Hadaway and Sandra Arkle, took on a pound for pounds challenge and dieted for 16 weeks, losing an impressive three stone between them in aid of the cause.
Customers really got behind the disappearing duo who marked their progress in store week-by-week to showcase their success.
David Rose, director of Specsavers in Morpeth, says: ‘I am absolutely thrilled that Morpeth Specsavers will be handing over such a healthy amount to Breast Cancer Care.
‘The charity is very close to many of our hearts here in the store. We were delighted to engage with our customers and do all we could to raise such an impressive donation.
‘I would like to thank the staff and our customers for their hard work and generosity and we look forward to taking on our next community challenge.’