Specsavers has taken a significant step towards achieving its goal of raising £1,000 for a Stirlingshire hospice.

Specsavers in Stirling took up the challenge of turning £25 into £1,000 for Strathcarron Hospice earlier this year.

The store has so far managed to raise £615 from their initial £25 by holding events such as raffles, bring and buy curry nights and buying and selling lens sprays.

Target set

It has set itself a target of raising £1,000 for Strathcarron Hospice, which cares for people in the local area with illnesses that cannot be cured, including cancer, respiratory and heart conditions and neurological diseases.

As the hospice’s charity partner, the store is also committed to hosting quarterly fundraisers throughout 2015 to raise vital funds, while raising awareness of the work the hospice carries out.

This includes special palliative care services, as well as home visits across Forth Valley, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth.

A word from our store director

Store director, Susanne Akil said: ‘We believe it is incredibly important to support our local community, staff and customers and Strathcarron Hospice has a special place in the hearts of people across the Forth Valley.

‘So far, we’ve had an amazing response to the £25 challenge and have passed the half way point to our target of £1,000.

‘We hope that customers and passers-by will continue to support us as we try to raise as much money as possible for Strathcarron.’

The hospice is only part-funded by the NHS and needs to raise over £75,000 every week to continue giving the free care relied upon by so many in the community.

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