Newport opticians raise vital funds for Dementia UK
The Newport Specsavers team have raised £107 for Dementia UK through a variety of fundraising activities.
Staff at the store provided free glasses repairs, frame adjustments and a glasses cleaning service in return for a donations to the charity. Additionally, the staff donned their best blue clothing as a replacement for their usual uniform and each paid £1 towards the overall total raised.
The store leant its support to Dementia UK after a relative of a staff member at the Newport store, was recently diagnosed with the condition.
Store director, Jason Williams, said: ‘Unfortunately dementia is a condition that affects many people, and our support aims to raise awareness of the fantastic work by Dementia UK. I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to everyone who donated on the day. We appreciate the continued support that the local community of Newport has provided to us in all of our fundraising endeavours.’
An estimated 1,000,000 people will be diagnosed with dementia in the UK by 2025, and many more will be thrust into the role of becoming a family carer. Therefore, charities such as Dementia UK rely heavily on funds raised in order to keep the services of the Admiral Nurses going.