A Newport opticians has raised more than £150 for a cancer charity that supports families, teenagers and children affected by the disease.

Dressing up for an important cause

Staff at Specsavers, located on Spytty Road, took on a Wild West theme by dressing up as cowboys and Indians for two days in a bid to fundraise for the Kids Cancer Charity.

Jason Williams, store director at Specsavers on Spytty Road, says: ‘When a child is diagnosed with cancer it is very distressing and it can take its toll on family life. ‘The Kids Cancer Charity gives children and parents a chance to relax and take some time away from the anxieties that they may face in everyday life. The organisation is doing vital work in Wales, and, as a community opticians, we really strive to back causes such as these that support local people in distressing times as often as we can.

‘I’d like to thank staff for getting involved in the dress up days and all of our customers for their generous donations; the money raised will go towards helping a family to have a wonderful holiday experience.’

Fun, support and therapy

The Wales-based charity was founded in 1989, and funds UK and overseas trips for children with cancer and their families. Its holiday programmes range from trips to the coast of west Wales to breaks at Disneyland Florida and it also offers other forms of assistance to families, including a befriending service, support groups and play therapy.

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