Cancer Research UK is better off by more than £480 thanks to a fundraising campaign to beat cancer.

The team from Specsavers in the Marlowes got creative, hosting a charity bake sale and specs repair and face painting services over the course a week-long fundraising drive to support the charity.

Meanwhile, store supervisor Ellie Battista literally hit the ground running with her own fundraising endeavour – the Race for Life 5k. Together, they raised £482.22.

A word from the store

Ellie was a real driving force behind the store’s campaign: ‘We don’t like to do anything by half measures so we went all out and are very proud of almost reaching the £500 mark.

‘We’re grateful for the support and it’s a reminder that Cancer Research is much-loved not only by members of our team but, indeed, our wider community, who gave so generously. What better cause to support than helping to beat cancer sooner.’

More about the charity 

Cancer Reseach UK funds scientists, doctors and nurses to help beat cancer sooner. The charity’s ambition is to accelerate progress and see three-quarters of people surviving the disease within the next 20 years.

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