Tag: charity

Tag: charity

22 November, 2017
Winsford team at the bake sale

The team at the Winsford store have raised £140 for Macmillan Cancer Research, selling a selection of homemade sweet treats for their customers.

Customers were invited to vote on the best bakers of the day, with the awards going to store manager Fiona Peers for her clotted cream and jam scones, as well as optical assistant Heather, who made a fantastic lemon drizzle cake.

Baker's galore

20 November, 2017
Local opticians complete 10k course for charity

Kind-hearted staff from opticians across Glasgow pulled on their running shoes to take part in the Giffnock North Running Festival 10k, raising vital funds for Visibility.

Super team

The nine-strong ‘super team’ from Specsavers completed the festival’s gruelling 10k course – the Specsavers 10k – raising more than £1,300 for the vision charity which supports children and adults with sight loss in Glasgow and the West of Scotland.

20 November, 2017
Caledonian University receive trial frame donations from Specsavers

Specsavers in Scotland has donated 20 pairs of trial frames, each worth £180, to the Optics Society within Glasgow Caledonian University.

The equipment will be used during students’ yearly trip volunteering in South Africa, within the eye clinic on the Phelophepa Train of Hope.

The Phelophepa Train of Hope operates two unique trains which serve as mobile healthcare hospitals, bringing much needed medical services to impoverished rural areas within South Africa.

20 November, 2017
 Romford Specsavers put on a spooktacular day, bringing their VAO fundraising total to £3,200

Romford Specsavers hosted a Halloween fundraising weekend, bringing their total raised for sight charity Vision Aid Overseas (VAO) to £3,200.

Spooky transformation

Last weekend, the store was transformed into a Halloween lair with staff in spooky costumes. Funds were raised through donations and prize draws to win designer glasses and other spook-tacular prizes. 

20 November, 2017
Specsavers Evesham staff

Customers visiting Specsavers in Evesham this Halloween could have thought their eyes were playing tricks on them – as they were greeted by members of what looked like The Addams Family.

Raising funds for charity

The team, from Specsavers on Bridge Street, swapped their uniforms for ghastly attire to raise funds for The Tracey Sollis Leukaemia Trust.  

A word from the store director

16 November, 2017
Staff at Specsavers Wood Green celebrating Halloween

Specsavers Wood Green had a very spooky Halloween this year.

Staff at the store, in the High Road, all dressed up for the occasion – and entertained customers with a quick game of trick or treat.

Plenty of scary sweet treats were on offer – and the day raised money for the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) too.

A Halloween spook-tacular

16 November, 2017
Specsavers selling cakes for Macmillan

Members of staff from Specsavers in Evesham hosted a charity cake sale in store, raising more than £140 for Macmillan Cancer Support

The team at Bridge Street were joined by customers and passers-by who all indulged in delicious baked goods in return for a charitable donation.

A word from the store director

‘It was a fantastic day and it was great to see the team channelling their inner bakers to produce sweet treats for everyone to enjoy,’ said store director, Amy Liau.

15 November, 2017
The team in Witney in their pink outfits and with homemade cakes to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The team from Specsavers in Witney went pink in October to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Staff, dressed in pink, honed their best baking skills and offered customers cakes and sweet treats in return for donations.  More than £300 was raised from their fundraising efforts which will go to Breast Cancer Care.

A word from the store director

‘This is such a simple initiative that the staff are always keen to support as so many of us have been touched by cancer,’ said Cathy Mullen, store director. ‘Thanks to everyone who supported us this year.’

15 November, 2017
Wear it pink

Members of staff from Specsavers in Swindon ditched their uniforms for the day and wore pink to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

On Friday 20 October, all staff sported pink clothes as part of the Wear It Pink campaign. Some members of the team were spotted wearing breast cancer t-shirts and others wearing pink trousers. The team also decorated the store with pink balloons and bunting.

A cause close to our hearts

15 November, 2017
Specsavers staff standing up to cancer

Specsavers in Kenilworth spent two days over Halloween raising more than £200 for Cancer Research UK, as part of the Stand Up To Cancer campaign. 

Fundraising fun

Customers visiting the Specsavers store in Kenilworth were greeted by skeletons and witches, as the team raided their dressing up boxes and came to work dressed in their spookiest outfits.