Cardiff optician goes red for British Heart Foundation
Staff from the Specsavers store on Queen Street, Cardiff, have raised more than £100 for the British Heart Foundation’s ‘Wear it. Beat it.’ campaign.
A total of £102.35 was raised as the store held a bake sale over two days to show its support for the UK’s number one heart charity.
Specsavers staff got their baking hats on to create a stall of sweet treats including brownies, cupcakes, muffins and a ‘Ramp up the Red’ cake, which were available for customers and members of Cardiff community to eat in return for a small donation.
The ‘Wear it. Beat it.’ campaign asked supporters to get ‘Reddy’ by wearing red and hosting an event to raise money that will help fund the British Heart Foundation’s research projects.
‘Wear it. Beat it.’
James Deavall, store director of Specsavers Cardiff, said: ‘The ‘Wear it. Beat it.’ campaign was something that the whole team wanted to get behind.
‘Sadly, heart and circulatory disease currently affects one in four people in the UK, and the British Heart Foundation’s campaign was a brilliant way to raise awareness of heart health as well as vital fundraising for life-saving research.
‘I’d like to thank our staff and customers for baking, donating, and showing their support for the charity with such enthusiasm.’