Sweating to success
A fitness fundraiser at a Newport opticians has raised more than £100 for a Welsh children’s hospice.
Seven members of staff from the Spytty Road store raised funds by taking part in a ‘ninja warrior assault’ at the Energi Leisure Park, with donations coming from the team and customers at the store.
‘Inspired by the health kick many of us try to adopt at the start of the New Year, we set a challenge for the staff that would push them both physically and mentally,’ says Andrew Bowers, store director at Specsavers Spytty Road.
‘As tough as the physical activities were for staff, knowing that their efforts were raising money for the families at Tŷ Hafan made it all worthwhile. The challenges were a fantastic success that saw customers, friends and members of the community give generously to a cause we are so proud to support.’
Specsavers announced its partnership with Tŷ Hafan in September 2016, kicking off the year-long commitment with a donation of £10,958 - the amount it costs the charity to provide a family with 24 hours of care.
The charity 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.