The team at Specsavers in Gorseinon have raised £331 for an epilepsy unit at Morriston Hospital by hosting a charity football match and raffle.

Charity match and auction

The team known as the ‘Specsavers Legends’ took on the Pontarddulais Juniors under-13s for the third consecutive year at Hendy football pitch, with the staff winning 10-4.

The match was followed by an auction on the pitch, which saw the crowd bid for prizes that included a signed rugby ball from Welsh international rugby star, Dan Biggar, and a t-shirt signed by the Glamorgan County Cricket Club.

Local businesses, including the Roma Fish Bar, BeYouTiful hair salon and Shepherd’s greengrocers also donated vouchers and hampers for a raffle held at the Specsavers store on High Street in the lead up to the match.

‘Very worthwhile cause’

‘We were thrilled to see so many members of the public support us by coming to watch the game, and a few lucky winners even managed to pick up some sporting memorabilia along the way,’ said store director, Sally Anne Colquhoun.

‘Raising money and awareness for the epilepsy unit is a personal commitment from all staff at the store, after Fay, the wife of our lab manager, Carl Thomas, tragically passed away when she was involved in a car accident caused by the condition.

‘At Specsavers, we are proud to support causes across our community, especially those that are important to our staff. Our annual football match and raffle proved to be a great success, seeing the ‘Legends’ retaining their title, with the money raised going towards a very worthwhile cause.’

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