Big-hearted opticians in Richmond have been spreading the love by raising money for the British Heart Foundation.

The King Street store hosted a range of fundraising activities during February, as they set their sights on raising vital funds for their nominated charity.

Staff invited patients to take part in a series of fun games which are taking place, including guess the name of the soft toy, the number of sweets in a jar and the number of red balloons.

Colleagues also donned colourful attire to participate in National Wear Red Day early on Valentine’s Day, collecting donations and raising awareness of heart disease.

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: ‘We are delighted to be supporting The British Heart Foundation in February – our nominated charity of the month.

‘Our charity calendar is looking healthy for 2020 – we’ll be running a range of initiatives throughout the year raising money for a different cause every other month.

‘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 we will be able to raise a great amount and encourage locals to come in and donate to this very worthy cause.’

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

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