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Hospital receives funds from local stores

21 December, 2017
Rachel Mattiello, assistant store manager, and Sital Vara, store manager at Mere Green
Rachel Mattiello, assistant store manager, and Sital Vara, store manager at Mere Green

The teams at Specsavers in Sutton Coldfield and Mere Green have raised more than £3,400 for the Children’s Assessment Unit at Good Hope Hospital.

Staff from the sister stores took part in various fundraising activities across the year, including completing the Wolf Run, while the store’s director, Tim Goodhew, finished L’Etape du Tour – a gruelling cycle race in France.

'Delighted to raise money'

‘We are delighted to have raised this money for children in need at the Good Hope Hospital,’ said store director Tim Goodhew. ‘A big thank you to everyone who supported us with our efforts.’

Fantastic efforts

The charity's fundraising manager Laura Power, added: ‘Thanks go to Tim and the teams from Specsavers Mere Green and Sutton Coldfield for their fantastic fundraising efforts.

'The money will help the charity to continue to provide added extras for the Children's Assessment Unit.

‘The charity provides toys and activities for the ward which help to entertain the 30,000 children that are treated at Good Hope Hospital every year.

'Alongside these toys, the charity funds specialist sensory equipment that helps to calm children down before and during their treatment. This is especially important for children with learning difficulties.

‘We rely entirely on donations to provide these added extras, so thanks to wonderful fundraisers like the team from Specsavers, the charity will continue to go “over and above” for children at Good Hope.’

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