Specsavers in Richmond have been helping to beat heartbreak by donating funds to the British Heart Foundation.

The King Street store gathered a fantastic £187 for their nominated charity after hosting a range of fundraising activities in store.

Staff donned colourful attire to participate in National Wear Red Day and also invited customers to take part in a series of fun games including guess the name of the soft toy, the number of sweets in a jar and the number of red balloons.

Thanks to donations from kind-hearted locals, Specsavers staff smashed their initial fundraising target of £100 and handed the much-needed funds to the British Heart Foundation.

According to the latest figures from the British Heart Foundation, it’s estimated that today in the UK, 4.7 million people are living with a heart or circulatory disease. An ageing and growing population and improved survival rates from heart and circulatory events could see these numbers rise further still.

The British Heart Foundation is a UK-wide charity dedicated to freeing the world from the fear of heart disease. It raises money to research cures and treatments, with the aim of Beating Heartbreak Forever.

A word from the store director: 

Ross Campbell, director at Specsavers in Richmond, says: ‘I’m delighted to say that our fundraising month for British Heart Foundation was a huge success. I’d like to say a huge thank you to the dedicated Specsavers staff who took part in fundraising activity and to our very generous customers who came into the store to donate.

‘The British Heart Foundation is a fantastic charity which carries out vital work in the UK raising awareness of heart and circulatory disease. I hope that our donation will make a difference to the lives of those affected.’

Specsavers in King Street are collecting funds for a nominated charity every second month in 2020 and will be supporting Guide Dogs, UK charity for the blind and partially sighted, in April.

For more information on The British Heart Foundation please visit here: https://www.bhf.org.uk/

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