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All eyes on fundraising bonanza

04 July, 2017
Specsavers Cirencester is fundraising for Cancer Research throughout the summer
Samantha Fletcher and Jess Taylor encourage customers to write messages on purple hearts

Specsavers Cirencester is getting behind a summer-long fundraising effort to support Cancer Research UK.

Purple heart messages

The team kicked things off by carrying out specs MOTs (cleaning and adjustments) in return for a donation and then asked people to write a message on a purple heart which was displayed in the shop window. This was part of Paint the Town Purple and raised £179.

Store director Kelly-Anne Nelson is spearheading the effort and getting well and truly stuck in. She will be cycling 843 miles in seven days on a static bike in store, starting on Sunday 9 July and will then take part in the Relay for Life at South Cerney Airfield on Saturday 29 July. This is a 24-hour celebration which will include team members walking continuous laps of the track.

Team fundraising effort

‘While this is something I’m passionate about doing, the whole team is getting behind the fundraising effort,’ said Kelly-Anne.

‘The cycling challenge and Relay for Life are going to be tough but I’m determined we raise as much money as possible. To raise nearly £200 with our first event was fantastic and we’d like to say thank you to everyone that took part.’

Relay For Life brings people and their towns together to help beat cancer sooner. Throughout the year, teams of 8 to 15 people get together and fundraise in their local communities to support the work of Cancer Research UK. Then everyone comes together in an inspiring overnight celebration and commemoration that the whole community can be part of.

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