Specsavers in Newport has raised more than £350 for Dementia UK by hosting a variety of fundraising activities.

Charity support

In support of the charity, staff in Newport held a quiz and raffle in the Pen and Wig pub with the entry fees and the cost of raffle tickets all being donated to Dementia UK.

Twenty members of the team also donned their best cycling gear to take part in a cycle-thon in the store, which saw them keep the wheels of a bike continuously moving for eight hours, covering almost 70 miles.

As a result of their fundraising activities, Specsavers Newport has donated £356.15 to Dementia UK.

Devastating condition

Jason Williams, store director at Specsavers in Newport, says: ‘One of our optical assistants, Sandra Harris, has sadly experienced first-hand just how devastating this condition can be as her late mum developed dementia. The work that the charity does for families facing the condition is incredibly humbling, and that’s why we wanted to show our support and gratitude by organising a few fundraising activities.

‘We’re an aging population, which means that as more and more people are living longer, the number of people developing dementia is also increasing, so Dementia UK plays an extremely important role in helping individuals and families cope with the fear and uncertainty that this condition can cause.’

Dementia UK is a charity which relies upon public donations to enable it to continue to provide specialist one-to-one support and expert advice to help people living with dementia.

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