Lung cancer charity, Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, has received a £4,850 donation which will help to ensure it can continue to help those affected by the disease.

The donation is the latest wave of fundraising from a Specsavers campaign which has now reached the £50,000 milestone.

Tom's legacy
Stores across Scotland started fundraising for the charity after losing a much-loved colleague to lung cancer in 2018.

Susanne Akil, Chairperson for Specsavers in Scotland, said: 'Tom worked tirelessly to raise awareness for Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation while highlighting the lack of funding available to investigate and treat the disease. 

'We wanted to honour his memory by continuing to support the charity and are delighted we have reached such a significant milestone with our latest donation.'

Each Specsavers store across Scotland, as well as its audiology and home visits services, all contributed towards the donation during ‘Tom’s Week’ which was established after Tom’s passing.

Landmark fundraising milestone
Caroline Artschan, corporate fundraiser for Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, said: 'We would like to send our heartfelt thanks to Specsavers for its continued support.  
 
'It has been a difficult year for everyone which makes donations like this even more important to ensure we can continue our work. It really does mean the world to us to have Specsavers’ Scotland behind us.

'Following his diagnosis, Tom was an active patient advocate for our charity. Specsavers has really continued his legacy by reaching this milestone.'

Find out more about Roy Castle Lung Foundation by visiting https://www.roycastle.org/ 

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