Bradford & Shipley opticians rally together to help Fight heart disease
In a fight against the UK’s biggest killer, heart disease, Specsavers in Shipley and on Bradford Darley Street took part in the British Heart Foundation’s, ‘Wear it. Beat it.’ initiative on Friday 5 February.
Fundraising for the British Heart Foundation
The team at Shipley Specsavers on Market Square dressed up in red outfits and held a raffle for a hamper full of treats including chocolate, beauty and bath products, hot chocolate and a £5 Argos voucher. The team raised a total of £80 on the day for the British Heart Foundation (BHF) by selling five tickets for £1.
Over in Broadford, the team on Darley Street raised £60 through staff donations. Paul Garnett and Nigel Ferreira even dyed their breads red for the occasion!
A word from the store director
Bhrat Phakey, store director at Shipley Specsavers, said: ‘Heart disease statistics in the UK are really shocking, every three minutes someone is struck by a heart attack. By having regular eye examinations, Specsavers’ opticians can assess patients’ eye health and detect warning signs of heart problems. The retina is a key window for our optometrists to pick up on underlying health problems beyond simply identifying vision loss.
‘We were delighted to raise awareness about such a devastating disease. It was great to see the local community coming together to support such a well deserving cause.’