This Halloween, staff at a Mold opticians saw an opportunity to get creative in support of Children in Need by fundraising in store for the charity.
Bats, cats and werewolves
The team at Specsavers on High Street went all out to mark the occasion, dressing up in an array of outfits from the Mario Brothers to bats, cats and werewolves.
Dedicated staff gave up their spare time to carve pumpkins to dress up the store, and customers and colleagues voted to decide whose effort would be crowned best pumpkin. They also got creative in the kitchen, selling homemade toffee apples for the charity.
Trick or treat...
Customers were invited to dip into the trick or treat gift box, to pick a surprise gift from the store.
Katy Owen, store manager at Specsavers Mold, says: ‘All of us in store really wanted to do as much as we could for Children in Need, and thought the thrill of Halloween would be the perfect time to get our customers excited, too.
‘As usual, they were more generous than we could hope for. Every penny counts, so we’d like to thank everyone who got into the spirit. Our pumpkins, toffee apples and outfits went down a treat, and I think everyone left the store feeling ready for their Halloween parties later in the evening.’
The store raised £60 for Children in Need, just weeks after their Macmillan Coffee Morning saw them donate £160 from the proceeds of their baking efforts, and their homemade ‘sight superfood smoothies’ helped raise awareness amongst local people of the importance of looking after your eyes during National Eye Health Week.
Supporting good causes locally
Katy adds: ‘There’s such a strong sense of community in Mold. Every day we meet so many people from the town and we really enjoy working with them to support our local good causes. We’re very lucky to live and work in a town with such a generous and charitable outlook.’