The team in Flint saw how generous the people of the town are this month, when they pledged to raise money for Guide Dogs.
More than £300 raised
Specsavers on Church Street decided to mark Guide Dogs Week by raising funds in store for the charity which provides invaluable support for several of their customers, and they raised a tail-wagging total of more than £300.
Homemade cupcakes and fudge, baked by the team, were sold in store and customers were invited to guess the name of a teddy bear, donated by Candid Cards. One lucky customer correctly guessed the name Orla and won the bear for herself.
Biggest ever fundraising target
Lisa Bell, Guide Dogs’ corporate partnerships officer says: ‘Every hour another person in the UK loses their sight, and the impact is life changing. The Guide Dogs charity is here to make sure that when someone loses their vision they don’t have to lose their freedom as well. This Guide Dogs Week we wanted to reach even more people to raise awareness and reach our biggest ever Guide Dogs Week fundraising target of £1million.’
Denise Roe, store director at Specsavers Flint, says: ‘We were blown away by the generosity of our customers. We raised more than £300 for Guide Dogs and we know how much that means to the charity, and the good they’ll be able to do with it.
Nationally, Specsavers has funded 25 guide dog puppies
‘Specsavers has been a proud supporter of Guide Dogs for more than 10 years. Thanks to the support of our customers we have raised a nationwide total of £270,000 in the past four years, which has funded 25 guide dog puppies.’
Specsavers customers can still get involved in Guide Dogs Week by visiting www.guidedogs.org.uk/letsglow, or simply by texting FREEDOM to 70007 to donate just £3.