Specsavers in Tamworth have announced they will spend the year fundraising for the Poppy Fields Appeal and Carter the Brave, both of which support Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity.
The team at Specsavers in The Ankerside Centre plan to hold a host of fundraising activities throughout the year for the two charity appeals.
The Poppy Fields Appeal was set up for 12-year-old Poppy Guilder, who was diagnosed with a large brain tumour at just 14 months old, and Carter the Brave was set up for five-year-old Carter Chatting, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in January 2016.
Today, Poppy has lost sight in one eye but continues her remarkable fight against cancer and Carter has faced a number of challenges but continues to smile every day. Both are undergoing treatment at the Oncology Ward in Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Find out more about Poppy’s story here and find out more about Carter’s story here.
‘We wanted to make 2018 a year of focussed fundraising and these two appeals are extremely close to our hearts,’ said store director, Lisa Large.
‘With our staff and customers having such close links to both cases, we’re all really looking forward to getting stuck into things and raising as much money as we can for these two heart-warming appeals.’
Kick-off fundraising event
The first event that Specsavers will be taking part in is the Big Bandage day on Friday 9 March. The rest of the year will see members of staff running marathons, holding cake sales, offering specs MOTs (cleaning and adjustments) in return for donations and various other fundraising activities.
Birmingham Children's Hospital has offered the very best specialist care for sick children for more than 150 years. It is the charity’s mission to raise the vital funds needed to make a real difference to patients and families.