The Brecon team has raised more than £1,500 to support vulnerable people in the UK and overseas.

Raised money, they did

The team at the High Street store hosted bake sales, dress up days and held a hamper raffle, which raised a total £1,543 for Comic Relief.

Pupils from Ysgol Y Bannau, Llanfaes, Priory, Cradoc and Mount Street Juniors also took part in a lesson with a twist, after being visited by the team who dressed up as popular fictional characters, including Darth Maul and Rae from Star Wars, My Little Pony and the Queen of Hearts. In this, they learned about the importance of eye health and also donated money to the charity in exchange for pairs of its red jester-themed frames.

Hannah Shepherd, store manager, says: ‘It was great fun dressing up and raising such a significant amount of money, which can now go towards helping vulnerable people all over the world.’

‘Generous customers’

Specsavers became a national partner of Comic Relief in 2015 and has so far raised more than £1 million for the charity after hitting the milestone earlier this year. Comic Relief aims to increase awareness of poverty and raise funds for causes across the world that provide vital support to disadvantaged people.

Mrs Shepherd adds: ‘As always, the team got behind the fundraising effort and together, with the help of our generous customers across the country, we’ve raised £1 million. We couldn’t be prouder knowing we were a part of this and that the money is going to such a great cause.’

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