Specsavers Harrogate celebrated Comic Relief in style with a host of in-store fundraising activity for customers to get involved with.

An amazing achievement

The store raised more than £400 for the charity with a host of fun-filled activities, including a tombola which had a host of prizes on offer. 

Taking inspiration from Gok Wan, who recently won the Comic Relief special episode of the Great British Bake Off, the team at the Specsavers store also popped on their pinnies to bake a bundle of tasty treats. Customers indulged in store to help raise money for the worthy cause.


What’s more, selected male staff members, including collection assistant, Dan Walton, braved a sponsored leg wax in order to raise further funds for Comic Relief. Staff also dressed down on Friday 13 March in a bid to drum up further support for their fundraising efforts.

A word from the director

Speaking about the Comic Relief in-store fundraising, John Broadberry, store director at Specsavers in Harrogate, said: ‘Comic Relief is a really worthy cause and we wanted to do all that we could throughout the day to raise as much money as possible for the charity.

At past in-store charity initiatives, our customers were fantastic in supporting us and making our fun day of fund-raising a great success. Thanks to our customers an astonishing amount of money was raised for Comic Relief.

We thoroughly enjoyed making our faces funny for money to support the great work that Comic Relief does. We want to thank all, young and old, who came to join in the fun and buy their Red Nose Day glasses!’

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