A week of fiendish fundraising took place at Specsavers Cheltenham to coincide with Halloween, raising £262 for cancer charity Maggie’s.
Customers visiting the store were greeted by Halloween themed decorations as well as staff dressed in their spookiest outfits.
A host of Halloween games also took place throughout the week including a pin the spider on the web competition, a monster-themed prize draw, a children’s colouring competition, a cake sale and a game involving a cauldron and (fake!) eyeballs. Customers were asked for a voluntary donation to play and a book and DVD sale was also held to boost the fundraising total further.
A word from the store director
‘Maggie’s is a charity we’ve supported for a while now and we thought a fundraising week that tied in with Halloween as well as half term would be a great opportunity to raise money,’ said store director Melanie Brackstone. ‘There was loads going on and staff and customers really embraced the theme so a big thank you to everyone who supported us.’
Maggie's cancer charity
Maggie’s provides free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends, following the ideas about cancer care originally laid out by Maggie Keswick Jencks. Built in the grounds of NHS cancer hospitals, Maggie’s Centres are places with professional staff on hand to offer the support people need.