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Spectacular Peppa Pig charity event at Specsavers

22 August, 2014
Alisha meets Peppa Pig at Specsavers Cumbernauld
Alisha meets Peppa Pig at Specsavers Cumbernauld

Staff at Specsavers opticians in Cumbernauld raised more than £1,000 for charity following a week-long appeal in store.

The kind-hearted opticians coordinated a fundraising blitz in aid of a young patient who is currently battling leukaemia. Six-year-old Alisha Whyteside, from Cumbernauld, inspired staff while visiting the store for her routine eye examination.

Following Alisha’s visit, the team decided to host a week-long appeal for a charity of her choice – CLIC Sargent. Alisha – who is currently receiving treatment at Yorkhill Children’s Hospital – prompted staff to arrange a series of events in store including a ‘guess how many sweets in the jar’ competition, face painting, cycling challenges and raffles with prizes donated by local businesses.

Prizes included a shave and haircut from Guys Barbers in Cumbernauld town centre, a meal voucher for Milanos restaurant, a spray tan voucher from Siobhan Kerr at Diamond Beauty and a Shellac voucher from Diane Mcmahon at Forever Glam & Beauty among others.

Peppa joins the party

Peppa Pig recently visited the store. She was a firm favourite among the kids, particularly Alisha who was delighted to meet her animated friend in real life.

Antonia McNeill, store director at Specsavers Cumbernauld, said: ‘Alisha is a very special little girl and we are delighted to have raised money for such a worthy cause.

‘We had lots of very generous people in the store throughout the week enabling us to fill up our collection tins and donate a brilliant amount of money to CLIC Sargent.’

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