The animal-loving team at Specsavers Biggleswade have kicked off a year of fundraising for Bedford charity Rehoming Animal Telephone Service - or RATS - with an evening of facemasks, eyebrow shaping and pampering.
The Specsavers store closed their doors on Friday evening and staff paid a £5 entry donation with beauty treatments and pampering provided by the multi-talented beauty aficionado and Optical Assistant, Megan.
A word from the manager
Tracy Rook, store manager, says: ‘Each year we choose to celebrate a local charity that provides an invaluable service to our community. As a team of animal lovers, we decided to support RATS. As they say, no healthy animal should be put to sleep.
What is RATS?
RATS is a registered charity, started in 1984, the same year Specsavers started! The group offers a service that puts those who needed to rehome an animal, in touch with those who wished to adopt via the telephone. Hence the name - Rehoming Animal Telephone Service.
What will the fundraising pay for?
No matter how big or small, every donation makes a huge difference by helping to purchase essentials like animal feed, bedding, veterinary care, behaviourist work, and toys.