Members of staff at Specsavers in Ashby de la Zouch swapped their usual uniforms for jolly jumpers during the festive season, raising £85 for global charity, Save the Children.  

The team donated money to wear their favourite festive knits, encouraging customers and passers-by to join in and support the cause. Staff boosted funds with a glasses case and book sale. 

Christmas buzz

Store director Leon Wilson commented: ‘There’s such a buzz around town in the run up to Christmas so the team all had their Christmas jumpers at the ready. We are very lucky to have a great local community who love to support good causes, and we’re delighted to have raised £85 for Save the Children.’

The store also held a Christmas colouring competition, asking local youngsters to showcase their artistic talents by designing a festive jumper. Prizes were awarded to seven-year-old George Watkins, Amber Kendall, aged nine and Milly Hickman, aged seven, for their colourful entries.

A great cause

 ‘Save the Children is a fantastic charity and the work it does is so important for vulnerable children around the world,’ Leon continued. ‘The money raised will go towards making a difference in the lives of children who are facing real hardship, so we’d like to thank everyone who donated towards this great cause.’

Established in the early 1920s, Save the Children in a global charity that works in more than 120 countries. It provides emergency relief, education, healthcare and protection, while working to tackle poverty and global hunger, and fighting for children’s rights. To find out more, visit www.savethechildren.org.uk

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