The Cardiff opticians in Queen Street has raised £322 for a charity which provides specialised care, support and treatment for patients and families dealing with cancer in Wales.
Staff raised money for Velindre Cancer Centre by holding a fancy dress day where they dressed up in 50s attire. The team also baked and sold cakes, while the store held competitions and a lucky dip for children to win toys and sweets.
The store’s director, Frank Moloney, thanked both the team and the local community for their support. He says: “I’d like to thank everyone who donated so generously to make our fundraising day such a resounding success.
‘I’d also like to thank the team here for all their efforts – they really got stuck in by coming up with some great costumes and baking cakes to help boost the final total.’
Velindre Cancer Centre is the largest non-surgical cancer hospital in Wales, providing radiotherapy, chemotherapy and other specialised anti-cancer treatments for over half the people in Wales.
Head of Fundraising at Velindre, Andrew Morris, said: ‘I’d like to thank the team at Specsavers in Cardiff for raising such a great amount. Patient Centred care is at the heart of everything we do and believe in here at Velindre; money raised will be used to ensure the best possible support is offered to every patient, their families and carers dealing with cancer.
‘It will allow us to fund ground breaking research, specialist equipment, and new developments so our staff have access to the cost up to date training and techniques available.’