Support for Berkshire’s first children’s hospice
The Specsavers store in Maidenhead has today announced its support for the Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service.
Staff from the store, located at 85 High Street, join their colleagues from the Windsor and Slough stores to help raise vital funds towards the building of the first children’s hospice in Berkshire.
Lynne Stokes, store director of Specsavers in Maidenhead comments: ‘We’re really proud to be supporting the Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service. It’s such a worthy charity and we hope to raise a substantial amount of money in the coming months towards building the much needed hospice.
‘Here at the store we had no idea that Berkshire is one of the few counties in the UK without a children’s hospice so it really is crucial to families in the area that the building starts as soon as possible.’
Susie Knowles, community fundraiser for Alexander Devine says: ‘It’s fantastic news that the Maidenhead store has come on board. To have the support of such a well-known brand like Specsavers is absolutely brilliant for the charity. We’re looking forward to finding out what fundraising activities they have in store.’
The Maidenhead store has a number of events planned from now until the end of the year and will kick start its fundraising by offering customers specs MOTs in exchange for donations to the charity on an on-going basis. Staff are also planning a ‘Blue’ day on the store’s 18th birthday in July.