A busy year of fundraising will see children’s cancer charity, CLIC Sargent, benefiting from a donation of almost £7,000 thanks to three Bristol opticians.
The teams from Specsavers in Cribbs Causeway, Bradley Stoke and Filton came together to nominate CLIC Sargent as their charity of the year for 2018. In a bid to raise as much money as possible, staff have worked tirelessly taking part in challenges and hosting events throughout the year.
Activities included team members taking part in a sky dive, a store director running the London Marathon, a team braving Tough Mudder, a static Spinathon and events being held in store such as staff bake-offs, cake sales and raffles. The cumulative total of £6,870 was announced at the Specsavers Christmas party, where staff celebrated their efforts alongside CLIC Sargent representative, Caroline Marshall.
A word from the store director
‘Some of the activities have been pretty tough and it’s been a real team effort from everyone and it’s safe to say we’ve all thoroughly enjoyed the fundraising,’ said store director, Gaurav Patel.
‘We’re absolutely thrilled to be donating such a great amount to CLIC Sargent. We couldn’t have reached this total without our hard-working and committed members of staff, and our thanks extends to the incredible communities surrounding all three stores, who always get behind us when it comes to fundraising.’
CLIC Sargent provides practical, financial and emotional support for children and teenagers who have been diagnosed with cancer or leukaemia. The charity believes that children with cancer have the right to the best possible treatment, care and support throughout their cancer journey and beyond.