The team at Specsavers Oxford hosted a charity day on Saturday 13 August in support of their chosen charity, Support for the sick newborn and their parents (SSNAP).
Dressed to impress
Donning fancy dress throughout the day, the team was able to raise awareness for SSNAP, while generous donations from customers helped raise funds for the charity.
The store decided to get behind SSNAP after the support retail manager, Richard Berry, and his wife received from the charity following the premature birth of their twins last year.
‘Our fundraising day was a great opportunity for us to have some fun and show our support for this wonderful charity,’ said Greg Harding, store director. ‘We know first-hand how valuable SSNAP’s support can be to families after our store manager’s twins were born prematurely last year, so it’s a privilege to support them as our nominated charity.
‘The event was really well received by our customers and it’s thanks to their donations that we were able to raise £100 for the charity, helping them continue their work supporting premature babies and their families in Oxford.’
SSNAP is a locally based charity which works with the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. Ensuring that sick and premature newborn babies have the best chance of survival, the charity provides life-saving equipment to the hospital and delivers emotional and practical support to parents.