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Fundraiser in Coatbridge is a great success

05 October, 2015
Airdrie and Coatbridge Specsavers raise more than £700 for charity
Andrew, Janice, Heather and Ewan stand proud with their cheque for Calum's Cabin

Specsavers stores in Airdrie and Coatbridge have collectively raised a fantastic £752.50 for children’s charity Calum’s Cabin.

The local opticians hosted family fun days earlier this month with a raffle and tempting bake sale as well as various activities to keep everyone entertained. Hook duck fishing, face painting and a Slush Puppie machine were all big hits with the kids who visited the stores.

Calum’s Cabin was set up in memory of Calum Speirs, who lost his fight for life a year after being diagnosed with a brain tumor. The charity provides luxury retreats for children with cancer and their families to escape to and make treasured memories with their loved ones.

Generous contributions

Local businesses made donations in various forms such as raffle prizes, foodie treats and activities for families to take part in. The companies who contributed include Tesco, Occasions Flowers, The Coatbridge Fruit Shop, Candy Store, Quadrant Shopping Centre, Coatbridge Craft Centre, Kacks flower stall, Crawford O’Hare Photography and H&C Attractions.

A great success

Andrew McGonagle, store director at Specsavers Airdrie and Coatbridge, said: ‘We’d like to thank the local community for their support and generosity across the weekends. We are delighted with the total raised for this fantastic cause.

'I’d also like to thank Janice and Heather from our team for their hard work in organising these fundraisers and also to the rest of the staff at both Specsavers stores for being such good sports and getting involved.

‘Finally I would like to thank all the local businesses who made significant donations to the fun days, their generosity really helped to make our fundraisers a success.’

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