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Scunthorpe opticians set sights on Summer Fayre

22 July, 2015
Specsavers in Scunthorpe are attending a local fayre in aid of Autism charity.
Magic Moments looks after children in Lincolnshire with Autism and Aspergers Syndrome

Staff at Specsavers in Scunthorpe have rallied to support a team member who has high hopes of raising vital funds for a cause close to her heart.

The team has put all its efforts into creating a Summer Fayre themed event in store on 24 – 25 July all in aid of the charity Magic Moments for Autistic Kids.

A cause close to their heart
Specsavers optical assistant, Alyson Rocks, is passionate about the charity as it has provided huge supported her niece who is affected by autism.

Members of the local community are urged to come along to the store on Friday and Saturday to pledge their support and join in all the fun of the fayre. The store team have been busy co-ordinating all activities to keep the young and young at heart entertained. 

A word from the director

Scunthorpe Specsavers store director, Andrew Mortimer confirmed: ‘The team have gone all out to pledge their support to Magic Moments for Autistic Kids. The charity means a great deal to Alyson and I’m very proud of them for all the effort they have put in to make this event happen. I take my hat off to them as they have worked hard, in their own time, to create a fundraiser which I know will be a great success as there is something for everyone to enjoy.

What’s more it’s all in aid of a local charity that does tremendous work for families in the area, I hope everyone will spare some time to pop in and join us in our fundraising fun.’

About the charity
Magic Moments for Autistic Kids was founded in February 2002 by chairwoman Pat Ebbs who was disheartened by the lack of local funding and support available to her grandchildren who have Autism and Aspergers Syndrome. The inspiration behind the charity is to raise money to fund holidays, short breaks, day trips and recreational activities for Autistic Kids, their families and carers in North Lincolnshire.

Alyson added: ‘I can’t thank my team mates enough. There’s never a spare minute during the day, as the store is so busy, to dedicate to planning the fundraising so they’ve all been putting time aside in the evenings and during their days off to help organise everything. Their support really does mean the world to me and my family as we know first-hand how valuable Magic Moments for Autistic Kids is. 

The volunteers at the charity have provided us with real comfort and guidance and we know what a difference they can make. Every penny we raise counts and will allow their good work to continue and more families in the area to benefit from the support that we find so helpful.’

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