Tavistock's opticians have teamed up with local support group to support M.E Day on Monday 12 May.
Staff from Specsavers, located at 3 West Street, dressed themselves and the store in purple to support customer Heather Burridge in her campaign to raise awareness of M.E. The team also held a cake sale with all donations going to Action for M.E.
Sarah Routly, dispensing director in Tavistock, says: ‘We firmly believe in supporting our customers and local causes so when Heather told us she was a member of a support group, we thought M.E. day was the perfect opportunity to do just that. Purple ‘We’d like to thank all our customers and local people who came into the store throughout the day to see our staff kitted out in purple and who helped to raise as much as possible for M.E. awareness day.’
Heather Burridge, member of the Tavistock support group says: ‘As a customer of Specsavers in Tavistock, it’s fantastic that the store wanted to get involved with M.E Day and raise awareness of the support group and condition in general. We launched the group a few months ago and already have members that come every fortnight.’
Action for M.E
Action for M.E. (www.actionforme.org.uk) is the UK’s leading charity working to improve the lives of people affected by M.E. It provides information and support to people affected by M.E. and their carers and campaigns for more research, better treatments and better services for them. It offers a Welfare Rights Line and a range of helpful booklets and factsheets, plus a membership magazine.
Sonya Chowdhury, Chief Executive of Action for M.E. said: ‘Thank you to everyone at Specsavers Tavistock involved in raising this money for us. We really appreciate your support. It will help us continue our vital work providing support and information to around 300,000 people affected by M.E., while campaigning hard for better public services and more biomedical research into this dreadful illness which wrecks so many lives.’