Specsavers, located at 17 Fore Street, Okehampton staged a farm-themed fundraiser event for the Children's Hospice South West, while dressing up as farmers. The store wanted to create a fun atmosphere and encourage customers and children to come in and have their eyes tested and donate to a great cause.

Great fun

Kath Dandy, store director said: 'We had great fun dressing up during the week and managed to raise funds for the hospice, which plays such a vital role in the local community and we felt extremely privileged to support it.'

Children's Hospice South West

Naomi Dymond, community fundraiser, Children’s Hospice South West, says, ‘We were absolutely delighted to work with Specsavers and were very grateful for their support. The team looked brilliant dressed up as farmers and managed to raise a brilliant sum of money for the hospice.’

The hospice helps and supports children with life-limiting conditions. It has three hospices - Little Bridge House in North Devon, Charlton Farm in North Somerset and Little Harbour in Mid Cornwall. It costs more than £8m. a year to run the three hospices and the charity is almost entirely funded by voluntary donations.

Each and every penny raised makes a huge difference to the families it supports.

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