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Ashton store paints the town red to raise £600 for Comic Relief

30 April, 2015
The Specsavers Ashton team pictured wearing their comedy specs and Red Nose Day t-shirts
The team at Specsavers Ashton make their faces funny for money

Putting their best feet forward in aid of a good cause, Specsavers in Ashton raised more than £600 for Red Nose Day this year.

The team at the Ladysmith Shopping Centre store took part in an instore cycle challenge, covering the equivalent distance from Ashton to Blackpool and back on an excercise bike.

They also baked up a storm and raised £140 in a cake sale. Sales of Specsavers’ official Red Nose Day glasses, which were available for just £3 with £1 donated to Comic Relief, also contributed to the final fundraising figure.

James Richardson, store director of Specsavers Ashton, said: ‘As a team we thoroughly enjoyed making our faces funny for money in support of the great work that Comic Relief does and it was fantastic to see so many customers join in the fun!

We certainly worked up a sweat on the excerices bike, and the team soon realised that covering the distance we'd pledged cycle was no laughing matter. Thank you to everyone who came down and made all our events such a good giggle for a great cause.’

Specsavers in Ashton joined Specsavers stores nationwide to support Comic Relief to help poor and vulnerable people living tough lives both here in the UK and across Africa. 

From painting their faces to donning the Specsavers funny specs millions of people up and down the country made their faces funny for money and raised life changing funds. The money raised through Red Nose Day, Friday 13 March, helps poor and vulnerable people living incredibly tough lives both here in the UK and across Africa.

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