Specsavers Allerton held a fundraising party to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday and raise money for Diabetes UK.
Decorated in traditional bunting, the store hosted a royal-themed bake sale of tasty treats which included both diabetic and non-diabetic cakes for customers and staff to enjoy as the Queen celebrated her milestone birthday recently, with all funds going straight to the charity.
Party fit for a queen
Store director, Zoe Morris says: ‘It was great fun to get involved in the Queen’s birthday celebrations, and to do it for such a good cause was even more special. In the week leading up to it we also had a sweepstake for customers and staff on what colour the Queen would be wearing on her birthday.’
‘I’m sure Her Majesty would be happy to know we celebrated her birthday by raising money for a charity close to our hearts.’
There are 3.9m known diabetes sufferers in Britain and at least half a million more that are unaware they have the condition. Around 30 per cent of diabetics will develop some sort of diabetic retinopathy, which can lead to blindness. However, if diabetic retinopathy is detected early and treated, blindness can be prevented in 90 per cent of cases.