Staff at Specsavers in Macclesfield turned pink recently to raise vital funds for the Breast Cancer Care charity, which supports those suffering with breast cancer.

In aid of the charity, the team embraced the colour pink as the theme for a day of fundraising on Tuesday 14 October, which has so far raised £543. In addition to dressing all in pink, staff at the store in the Grosvenor Centre hosted a bake sale while a Tutu-clad employee navigated the town with a collection box.

The fundraising continues

And the fun, and fundraising, doesn’t stop there, with the team selling raffle tickets until Friday 31 October. Prizes up for grabs include a cut and blow dry at Toni and Guy, goody bags, Thorntons chocolates and of course, a pair of designer glasses from Specsavers.

Duncan Mackenzie, store director at Specsavers in Macclesfield, comments: ‘The charity provides invaluable support to victims of the disease so we are thrilled to support them by raising vital funds. Everyone knows someone who has been affected by cancer and we hope our customers will pledge their support and donate whatever they can.’

An invaluable charity

Breast Cancer Care offers emotional and practical support to people affected by the disease, campaigns for improvement in standards of care and promotes the importance of early detection. Someone is diagnosed with breast cancer every ten minutes in the UK, and one in eight British women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.

Thanks to an increased awareness and understanding of the disease, 85 per cent of people will now survive breast cancer beyond five years. For more information about breast cancer, visit the Breast Cancer Care website at www.breastcancercare.org.uk/

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