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Newtown staff raise money for Welsh hospice

01 November, 2017
Sam Davidson Robert Ikin Kate Hartland and Georgia Robinson are optical assistants at Specsavers Newtown store
Sam Davidson Robert Ikin Kate Hartland and Georgia Robinson are optical assistants at Specsavers Newtown store

The Specsavers team in Newtown has donated hundreds of pounds worth of clothes, games, shoes and toys to the Welsh children’s hospice, Tŷ Hafan.

Benefiting life-limited children

Staff raided their cupboards to fill 12 bags with items for Tŷ Hafan’s retail stores. As each bag is worth approximately £30, according to the charity, the staff’s efforts could amount to around £360 of sales, benefiting life-limited children in Wales and their families.

Community business

Store manager Helen Paxon, said: ‘At Specsavers, we see ourselves as more than an opticians. We’re proud to be a community business and to support an organisation that is making such a difference to so many lives.

'Our staff had to dig deep to find items that other high street shoppers would be interested in buying from their nearest Tŷ Hafan shop. I’m thrilled we’ve donated so much and hope it will help raise all-important funds for our charity of the year.

'Tŷ Hafan cares for life-limited children and young people, and provides vital support to their families, both within the hospice and through its community outreach programme. Since 1999, it has supported 689 children across Wales, 263 of which are currently under its care.

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