Festive fundraising at Warminster opticians
Members of staff at Specsavers in Warminster put the focus on fundraising in the run up to Christmas, raising a total of £85 for global charity, Save the Children.
The team took part in Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 16 December, inviting customers and passers-by to donate to the children’s charity whilst showcasing their best and brightest jolly jumpers.
Making a difference
‘Christmas is the time of year for giving, and we’re so grateful for the warm response of our local community,’ commented store director, Alistair Bisatt. ‘Save the Children is a fantastic charity that makes a difference to the lives of children all over the world, and we’re delighted to have raised £85 to help continue this work.’
The store also held a Christmas advent competition, offering entrants a range of prizes in exchange for a £2 donation to Save the Children. The top prize, a £50 Specsavers voucher, was claimed by Warminster resident, Shayne Hyde, who has been a customer at the store for more than 16 years.
Alistair continued: ‘Adding to the fundraising, we also held a competition which was a huge success. There’s a great atmosphere of excitement around Christmas, so we couldn’t help but get involved. Congratulations to Shayne for winning the top prize, and thanks again to everyone who came and contributed on the day.’
Established in the early 1920s, Save the Children in a global charity that works in more than 120 countries. It provides emergency relief, education, healthcare and protection, while working to tackle poverty and global hunger, and fighting for children’s rights.
To find out more, visit www.savethechildren.org.uk/.