Poole opticians Walks the Walk for charity
Staff from Specsavers in Poole have raised over £1,300 for Breast Cancer charity Walk the Walk by donning their pinkest bras for The MoonWalk in London.
An inspiring cause
Specsavers Poole staff members Arlene Campbell, Fiona Armson and Jill Whelan joined 15,000 others to walk for 15 miles around the city wearing a decorated bra.
The ladies encouraged sponsorship donations by holding various events including a race night, where people could place bets on race horses to win prizes – this alone put £600 towards the total figure. Specsavers Poole also contributed by buying ingredients for a charity dinner where guests made donations.
Arlene Campbell, optical assistant at the store said: ‘We’ve been inspired by the generosity of our community and are keen to hit a fundraising target of £1,500. All three of us have worked hard to organise these fundraising activities and it’s great to see how successful they’ve been.’
Helping those with breast cancer
Specsavers Poole store director, Tim Bennett said: ‘Our staff have done a fantastic job raising this money and I couldn’t be more proud of them. They have each put a lot of time and effort into raising money for this important charity.
We’d like to thank our community for their support and are inviting them to continue donating so that we can help make a difference and help to those with breast cancer.’
Walk the Walk hosts annual charity walks in the UK to raise funds for vital breast cancer causes, as well as promotes a healthy and fit lifestyle for men and women.