Staff at a local opticians turned pink for Breast Cancer Care as they raised vital funds.

Raise awareness

Staff from Specsavers in Luton, located at 36 George Street, spent a day in their favourite pink clothing while the store was given a temporary makeover with all things pink to show their support and raise awareness for the cause.

The store also offered free repairs and glasses MOTs as well as running in-store games such as a ‘guess the weight’ and a ‘guess the number’ competitions, giving customers the opportunity to win prizes in return for a donation.

Really touching

Store Director, David Brett-Williams, 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.’

Complex disease

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.

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