A busy year of fundraising at Specsavers in Cannock has seen local causes benefit from donations that totalled more than £2,000.
The team from the store in Cannock Shopping Centre took part in an ongoing fundraising initiative, nominating a number of different local charities to support over a 12 month period. In a bid to raise as much money as possible, staff have worked tirelessly taking part in challenges and hosting events throughout the year.
Charities chosen by the store included the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), Muscular Dystrophy, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, NHS, Dementia Awareness, Blind Veterans UK and Pancreatic Cancer Research as well as the nearby Alma Court Care Home. As well as holding staff bake-offs, cake sales and raffles, some brave team members took part in the Toughest Mudder, a challenging obstacle race. In addition to raising funds, the team also volunteered their time to help local causes.
A word from the store director
‘Some of the activities have been pretty tough and it’s been a real team effort from everyone but it’s safe to say we’ve all thoroughly enjoyed the fundraising,’ said store director, Claire Blandford.
‘We’re absolutely thrilled to be donating such a huge amount to many different causes. We couldn’t have reached this total without our hard-working and committed members of staff, and our thanks also extends to the incredible communities surrounding the store, who always get behind us when it comes to fundraising.’