Local Sevenoaks opticians thinks pink for charity
Specsavers in Sevenoaks turned pink for Breast Cancer Care as they raised vital funds for the charity.
The store lent its support to the town’s fifth annual Pink Week which culminated in an action-packed party on The Vine on Saturday 3 October, featuring sumo, cakes, boxing and music.
The store played its part by setting up a glasses cleaning station and handing out goodie bags. They raised £306 in total.
Store Director, Maxine Chakowa, said: ‘We are all really proud of what we have achieved and the money we have been able to raise for the charity. The community was great in getting behind us and it was really touching to see so many people donating generously.
‘Every ten minutes, someone hears the devastating news that they have breast cancer and it is for this reason that Breast Cancer Care’s work is so important. They provide care and support for thousands all over the country suffering from the disease and this is made possible through community fundraising and support.’
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK. Around 55,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. Of these about 350 are men. It can be diagnosed at different stages of development and can grow at different rates. Breast cancer is also a complex disease and it is difficult to predict what course it will take in each person.