A multi-taletented Crewe dispensing optician has taken centre stage at a special fundraising concert in aid of three invaluable local charities on Saturday, May 5, raising over £200 in total.
Gemma Colclough of the Crewe store in Market Street is also a professional singer and headlined the special event, organised by the team, which took place at the Duke of Gloucester pub last Saturday.
Entry to the event was completely free but Crewe and Nantwich store teams’ collected donations for St Luke’s Hospice, Climb and the Iris Vision Resource Centre throughout the night as well as hosting a fundraising raffle. In addition, the University Way pub agreed to donate 10 per cent of all takings from its guest beer on the night to the charities.
Stars in their eyes
Gemma performed a set of popular covers and the amount raised has taken the store closer to their £6,000 target to split between the three causes. The store is already off to a fantastic start, having raised £1,300 so far, and they will be taking the efforts to the next level, literally, on June 23 when eight of the team take on the Three Peaks Challenge.
Crewe and Nantwich store director Michael Elleray said:‘The evening was a huge success and it was fantastic to see so many members of the community turn out in support of these great causes.
‘Gemma is an outstanding singer and she definitely brought the house down. We have to say a big thank you to the Duke of Gloucester for their hospitality and support. We know that St Luke’s, Climb, which supports those with Inherited Metabolic Disorders and the Iris centre that supports local visually impaired people are all charities close to many hearts.
‘The team has made a fantastic start to our fundraising campaign and I’m really confident we can hit our target with the kind support of the people of Crewe and Nantwich.’