Team members at Specsavers Crossgates have raised hundreds of pounds for the Leeds-based charity St Gemma's Hospice.


Throughout May, staff members raised over £700 by baking cakes, organising a raffle for customers and even running the Leeds Half Marathon.


Three staff members ran the Leeds Half Marathon on 12 May, with Jenny Linsley finishing in 2.29 hours, Priyen Limbachia in 1.59 hours and Chris Dakeyne in 1.55 hours.


All in Support of St. Gemma’s Hospice


All funds raised have been donated to local charity St Gemma’s Hospice, which provides expert care and support for local people with life-limiting illnesses.


The organisation is the largest hospice in Yorkshire and cared for 538 patients in the In-Patient Unit last year alone.

A word from the store director 

Bhrat Phakey, store director at Specsavers Crossgates, says: ‘We are proud to have staff members who go above and beyond to help raise money for such an important cause. Every penny counts and we thank everyone who got involved in the bake sale and raffle.


Kerry Jackson, Chief Executive at St Gemma’s Hospice, says: ‘St Gemma’s Hospice provides expert care and support to thousands of patients and their loved ones each and every year and this is only possible thanks to the generosity of the Leeds community and businesses such as Specsavers.


‘We'd like to thank the whole team for their efforts. We are really grateful for every penny we receive towards caring for local people with terminal illnesses.’



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